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Sh’mini – Torah In Haiku

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Hasenpfeffer? TREIF … BUT CHOCOLATE COVERED CRICKETS?  POSSIBLY KOSHER — Leviticus 11:2-3,6 These are the creatures that you may eat from among all the land animals: any animal that has true hoofs, with clefts through the hoofs, and that chews the cud, such you may eat … the hare, although it chews the cud, it […]

Sh’mini (Eighth)

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Leviticus 9:1 to 11:47 One of Torah’s most shocking events, the deaths of Aaron’s sons for presenting “alien fire” during the dedication of the Tabernacle, demonstrates the importance of obeying the commandments and laws of God. Back in Exodus the Eternal spoke to Moses about the rituals for the Tabernacle: “You shall make an altar […]

Sh’mini – Torah In Haiku

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Aaron and his sons … Eleazar and Ithamar …  Forbidden to mourn — Leviticus 10:6-7 [After the deaths of Nadav and Abihu] Moses said to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not bare your heads and do not rend your clothes, lest you die and anger strike the whole community. But your […]

Sh’mini (Eighth)

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Leviticus 9:1 to 11:47 Two major events occur during this portion – The deaths of Aaron’s sons during the consecration of the Tabernacle… and the presentation of the Dietary Laws. Both are presented without explanation. Like other portions of Torah, this week’s title comes from one of the first words of the text… “On the […]

Sh’mini – Torah in Haiku

“Fire from before G-d …” Consumes the sacrifices … G-d’s glory revealed ——-   A “strange fire” offered … By Nadav and Abihu … What did that reveal? ——–   “Fire from before G-d …” Consumes the sons of Aaron … G-d’s anger revealed? ———– In the span of three verses, we read about three […]

Sh’mini (Eighth)

Sh’mini – (Eighth) – Leviticus 9:1 to 11:47 When multiple subjects are presented in a single parsha, they almost always have a connection. This week two topics are presented: First – The eighth day of the Tabernacle’s dedication … a happy occasion, until the death of Aaron’s two oldest sons! Second – The dietary laws. I […]

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