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Emor (Say)

Emor

Leviticus 21:1 to 24:23 Torah commands us to celebrate several festival holidays. Through the years these festivals have changed significantly to meet the needs of the contemporary times. This week’s text continues the section of Torah known as the Holiness Code. It is composed of a large collection of laws and commandments from God that […]

Emor – Haiku In Torah

Emor

Contact with the dead … Forbidden for Kohanim … Except for close kin — Leviticus 21:1-2 “God said to Moses: Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: None shall defile himself for any dead among his people, except for the relatives that are closest to him: his mother, his father, […]

Emor (Say)

Emor

Leviticus 21:1 to 24:23 This portion contains one of only two narrative episodes found in Leviticus. This story, about a man who spoke the Lord’s name in blasphemy. Although his punishment – the death penalty – may seem severe, we find many legal traditions rooted in the story. “The Eternal One said to Moses: Speak […]

Emor – Torah In Haiku

  ​ A blasphemer killed … But we do not know his name … Only his mother’s ——- Near the end of Emor, we learn that the punishment for blasphemy was death by stoning: Lev 24:16 – “He who blasphemes the name of G-d shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone […]

Emor (Say)

Leviticus 21:1 to 24:22 The text provides details on the major harvest festivals that brought the Israelites closer to God through offerings at the Temple. Today these holidays mark the Exodus and giving of the Ten Commandments. They also provide an opportunity to examine our own spiritual lives and, like the Israelites of Biblical times, […]

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