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1. Viduy 2. Seudas Erev Yom Kippur 3. Who was Rav's Rebbi?
4. Duchening at Minchah on a Ma'amad

Sarah asked:

I am doing a project on viduy and want to know its origin


The Kollel replies:

There are two types of Viduy. The first is a step in the process of repentance. This is recorded in the Torah in Vayikra 26:40, and cited by the Rambam as a Mitzvah at the start of Hilchos Teshuvah, and ibid. 2:7.

The second is part of the process of offering an atonement offering, a Korban Chatas Asham or Olah. The sinner is bidden to declare his sin while placing his hands on the head of the animal he will be offering as a sacrifice, immediately before the animal's slaughter. This is recorded in the Rambam Hilchos Ma'aseh ha'Korbanos 3:14-15.

Shanah Tovah,

M. Kornfeld