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The eScapegoat is roaming the Internet collecting sins before Yom Kippur.

Like in Bible Times, only nerdier!

In Bible Times,Israelites atoned with sacrifices.

Once a year, on what we now call Yom Kippur, the High Priest placed all the Israelites' sins on a goat and set it loose in the wilderness.

Today we reflect and try to clean our slates during Elul, the Hebrew month before Yom Kippur.

The High Priest took two goats.

He sacrificed one

and then he laid his hands on the other, transferring the community's sins onto it.

Then, he sent the scapegoat off into the wilderness.

From the goat's perspective, neither path ended well.

Now it’s your turn to add to the scapegoat

PSSST... After you share your sin, we’ll show you everyone else’s. Anonymously.

In preparation for Yom Kippur, atone* with the eScapegoat :

120 Chars Press escape to start over

*No actual Halachic atonement implied

Thank You!

Yes, everything is anonymous. No, we won’t spam you. Good questions.