The half-angel, half-demon connected to Yom Kippur

Posted on AllSides September 16th, 2021
The demon Azazel from the Dictionnaire Infernal.
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You may or may not be aware that the word Azazel is often used in modern Hebrew in a similar function to the word “Hell” in English — as in a place where you can tell someone particularly annoying to go to. Some of you may also have heard of the ancient Jewish practice, dating from before the destruction of the Temple, of se’ir la’azazel (“a goat for Azazel“), the ritual of sending a goat into the wilderness as atonement for the sins of the people, hence the term scapegoat. But did you know that...

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