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Yom Kippur

I am Black but Comely

Song of Songs Rabbah, Section 1, Verse 36

“I am black but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem” (Song of Songs, 1 5)

 

Rabbi Levy Bar Hita said in Shittin 3: “Black am I all the days of the week, and beautiful am I on the Sabbath. Black am I all the days of the year, and beautiful am I on Yom Kippur....”

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