In the Torah, we see that only the Cohen HaGadol (High Priest) had access once a year on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) to the very Presence of God in the Kodesh HaKodeshim (Holy of Holies), which was the heart of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and later the Beit HaMikdash (Temple). To enter in, the Cohen HaGadol would go through the Parokhet (פרוכת / veil or curtain) that separated this holiest of places from the rest of the Temple. The word parokhet is derived from the root perek פרך which can mean to break apart or to fracture, but also rigour and severity.
Many Believers think that the Tanakh (Old Testament) is all about the law, whereas the Brit Chadashah (New Testament) is all about grace, which they consider the antithesis of the Law. While it is true that grace is evident in the New Covenant, grace did not just appear with the coming of Yeshua (Jesus).
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