Vayikra – Torah in Haiku

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Finders keepers? No! …
Something found must be returned …
Don’t lie about it. ———

After several chapters of excruciating detail about how sacrifices are to be made, this week’s portion ends (Lev 5:20-26) with some commandments concerning dishonesty.  These include … “If a person sins and commits an appropriation offense against G-d … having found a lost object and lying about it … he has sinned and is guilty … He must make restitution of the principal [to its rightful owner] and then add one-fifth to it … He must then bring to the priests his sin offering to G-d.”

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Ed Nickow | The Torah In Haiku

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