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Chapter 5, Mishna 4 The Ark of the Covenant rested on the Foundation Stone in the Holy of Holies. The Sages debate whether this stone represents the initial point for God’s creation of the whole world. On Yom Kippur the High Priest worked exceedingly hard AND he was fasting! To help get the complex procedures right, the Sages instituted a special counting method for the required sprinklings.