All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword; those who say: 'The evil shall not overtake or confront us,' on that day I will raise up the fallen tabernacle of David.
archarei mot “after the death of Aaron”
Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30
Here on the holiest day of the year – Yom Kippur – the day of atonement - the “kohain gadol” –the high priest would draw lots over two identical he-goats, and one would be chosen to be sent into the desert wearing a red thread as a symbol to remove the sins of the people.
On this day the high priest was so radiant that his appearance reflected images like a blooming rose, the six winged “chayot” – angel, a rainbow, the glory of Adam and Eve before they sinned, Moses entreating Hashem, the star Nogah in the eastern hemisphere, a crown, and the voice of the “chasan” or cantor.