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Acharei Mot (Lev. 16:1 – 18:30)

First, a few notes from the calendar.  Then we get back to Leviticus. The 8th day of Passover, which was on Shabbat this year, is not observed in Israel nor by Reform Jews.  In Israel, they simply went ahead last … Continue reading

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Acharei Mot–Kedoshim

This week: sex and holiness. But first, a note on Lag B’Omer, which occurs next Thursday.  “Lag” is 33 using the Hebrew alphabet: lamed=30 plus gimel=3.  Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day of “counting the omer” (a barley measure, now … Continue reading

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

 This week, we read a not overly long double Torah portion, Acharei Mot (“after the death of,” referring to Aaron’s sons) and Kedoshim (“holy”).  They present both ritual and behavioral expectations of the Israelites and make it clear both are … Continue reading

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