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Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23)

Comments are from 2011, with changes in italics. This week’s Torah portion, Emor, is in the middle of what is referred to as the Holiness Code (roughly Chapters 17-26 of Leviticus). It starts with laws concerning priestly restrictions. A priest … Continue reading

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Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23)

Good old Emor.  We run into parts of this portion 4 times a year: first and second days of Sukkot, second day of Pesach, and the regular weekly reading.  This is not surprising, because Emor includes instructions for observing the … Continue reading

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Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23)

Sunday is Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of the 49-day counting of the omer (a measure of barley), which is done from the second day of Pesach and to Shavuot.  “Lag” is alphabetical shorthand for 33: lamed=30 plus gimel=3.  The … Continue reading

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