These are some typical responses we Jewish people have given to what Christians believe. They are verbal walls meant to separate Jews and Christians: you have your room, and I have mine.
If we each have our own spaces, it's time for a home makeover. The Christian doctrines of the Trinity, the Incarnation, atonement through the Messiah's self-sacrifice all turn out to be Jewish at root. In this section, we'll explore how and why.
There is a ceremony in Judaism known as Kapparah, in which a rooster or hen is put to death on the eve of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, as a vicarious sacrifice for sin. Once widely observed, it is nearly obsolete in modern times. The atoning nature of the ceremony is described in the followng extracts. At the end of the page is a sample of the liturgy for the ceremony.
Is there any place in the Hebrew Scriptures or Jewish tradition for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person?
One of the popular myths about Judaism is that there is no place in Jewish thought for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person