Acharei Mot: Chapter 22

A goat to Azazel


The goat is dispatched to Azazel so that the Other Side will be separated from Yisrael and will not testify against Yisrael before God. We are told that every single thing in the world, whether good or bad, is needed, even the Angel of Death. The entire remedy depends on this, not to arouse the secret of judgment on high and thus intensify this judgment to annihilate mankind. That judgment is aroused through the sins of mankind.