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|G-d instructs the kohanim
to exercise extreme
care when they enter the Mishkan.
On Yom Kippur, the kohen gadol is to approach the holiest part of the
Mishkan after special preparations and wearing special clothing.
He brings offerings unique to Yom Kippur, including two identical goats
that are designated by lottery. One is for G-d and is offered in the
Temple, while the other is "for Azazel" in the desert.
The Torah states the individual's obligations on Yom Kippur:
On the 10th day of the seventh month, one must afflict oneself.
We abstain from eating and drinking, anointing,
wearing leather footwear, washing, and marital relations.
Consumption of blood is prohibited.
The blood of slaughtered birds and undomesticated
beasts must be covered. The people are warned against engaging
in the wicked practices that were common in Egypt.
Incest is defined and prohibited.
Marital relations are forbidden during a woman's monthly cycle.
Homosexuality, bestiality and child sacrifice are prohibited.