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 16:29
16:29 [All] this shall be an eternal law for you. [Each year] on the 10th day of the 7th month you must fast and not do any work. This is true of both the native born and the proselyte who joins you.
Vehayetah lachem lechukat olam bachodesh hashvi'i be'asor lachodesh te'anu et-nafshoteychem vechol-melachah lo ta'asu ha'ezrach vehager hagar betochechem.



Commentary:

the 10th day of the 7th month
  That is Yom Kippur, the tenth of Tishrei, counting from Nissan (Targum Yonathan; see Exodus 12:2). See Leviticus 23:27.

fast
  (Saadia; Targum Yonathan; cf. Yoma 77a). Literally, 'afflict yourselves,' or 'afflict your souls.' 'Affliction' also includes refraining from washing, anointing, wearing shoes and sex (Yad, Shevithath Assur 1:5), but many say that these are forbidden only by rabbinic legislation (Tosafoth, Yoma 7b).

work
  Like the Sabbath, see Exodus 20:9.

proselyte
  (see HaKethav VeHaKabbalah).





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