Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bemidbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20), Shavuot

This week, we start reading the book of Bemidbar (“in the desert of”  Sinai).  After a whole book with a lot of laws and exhortations, we will find a lot more action over the next two months.  We’ll be covering … Continue reading

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Behar-Behukkotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34)

With this week’s double portion, Behar-Behukkotai, we come to the end of the book of Leviticus.  The last two chapters each end with by affirming that the preceding laws were all communicated to Moses by the Lord on Mt. Sinai … Continue reading

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Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23)

(Written and emailed Friday, 5/11/12.  Sorry I forgot to post it then!) A belated Happy Lag B’Omer!  And an early Happy Mother’s Day! Yesterday was Lag B’Omer, the 33rd (in the Hebrew alphabet, lamed=30 and gimel=3, whence “Lag” for 33) … Continue reading

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Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (Lev. 16:1-20:27)

A double portion, but not that long overall, and the two parts together make an interesting whole. “Acharei Mot” means “after the death of,” of Aaron’s two oldest sons in this case. Aaron receives detailed instructions concerning entering the Holy … Continue reading

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