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Acharei Mot (After the death)

Acharei Mot

Leviticus 16:1 to 18:30 Torah presents a list of forbidden sexual offenses. These were composed over 2,500 years ago. Today’s ethics and lifestyles have changed and suggest that this list should be revisited. The two parshot – Acharei Mot, read this week – and K’doshim – read next week – are one of seven pairs […]

Acharei Mot (After the death) / K’dos...

Acharei Mot – Leviticus 16:1 to 18:30 K’doshim – Leviticus 19:1 to 20:27 These two combined parshot are roughly in the center of Torah and sum up the message of Torah…. K’doshim begins the Holiness Code which tells how mankind should act as individuals and as a community. The two parshot read this week are […]

Acharei Mot – Torah In Haiku

Bad news for vampires … God says: Don’t partake of blood … The life of all flesh ——- Of course (do I actually have to say “of course”?) the Torah prohibition isn’t about vampires. In the beginning it seemed God wanted us to be vegetarians, allowing for the consumption of meat only after the Flood. This […]

Acharei Mot (After the death)

Leviticus 16:1 to 18:30 In the text of past weeks we have learned that a person had to be “ritually pure” to take part in the community’s ritual ceremonies and offerings. However, being human, mistakes were made and every person (even the priests) became ritually impure. This week’s parsha provides rituals for atonement and redemption […]

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