Judaism and Forgiveness
Christian dude here; wanting to write a fiction novel where the main hero is Jewish, so want to be accurate as to religious beliefs. I am looking for 2 or 3 beliefs where Christians & Jews are at odds.
My first thought is: on G-d’s forgiveness. My terrible understanding of Judaism is, Yom Kippur. My understanding is, on that Holy Day, G-d finalizes His judgement on all Jews each year, and seals peoples’ names into the Book of Life / Death. That this is the last day to repent & atone.
As opposed to a Christian understanding of forgiveness: that G-d sent His son to be sacrificed to atone for the sins of all, who are saved by faith alone.
As well as the sacrifices at the Temple during that time, and how that may have forgiven Jews?
Might you share with me, about how you see “forgiveness” being different between Jews and Goyim like me?
with kind repects,