The Feast of Trumpets, on Tishri 1, starts the Days of Awe – the 10-day period when the Book of the Righteous and the Book of the Unrighteous are opened. This is the last opportunity for the year to repent and insure that your name is written in the Book of the Righteous. (Believers in Messiah Yeshua know that the Lamb’s Book of life is open all year long – God’s desire is for all to be saved!)
The Books of the Righteous / Unrighteous close on Tishri 10 – the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur. This is the only day that the High Priest can enter the Holy of Holies and only after much ceremonial preparation. Sacrifices are offered, the sins of Israel symbolically placed on the Scapegoat before he is lead into the Wilderness, never to return again.
This is the time of God’s Judgment on the Nation of Israel, and it is a picture of God’s soon coming judgment of all the nations of the world after Yeshua’s 2nd Coming. It is the next step of the succession of the Fall Feasts: Trumpets calls for Repentance; Atonement brings Redemption and Tabernacles brings Rejoicing!