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Yom Kippur

Cheit

A Hebrew term for “sin.” Cheit is a Hebrew archery term meaning “missing the mark.” A section of High Holiday liturgy is the Al Cheit, a confession of ways in which we “missed the mark” during the past year.  

Bein adam lachaveiro

Literally, “between a person and his fellow.” Refers to ethical, moral, or social mitzvot that govern relationships between and among people. The Mishnah teaches that the day of Yom Kippur does not atone for sins between a person and another, until one has asked for forgiveness from that person.

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Bein adam laMakom

Literally, “between a person and his fellow.” Refers to ethical, moral, or social mitzvot that govern relationships between and among people. The Mishnah teaches that the day of Yom Kippur does not atone for sins between a person and another, until one has asked for forgiveness from that person.

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