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

Another double portion.  But first – Next week, May 7, is Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of counting the omer (the letters lamed ל and gimel ג are assigned the values 30 and 3, respectively).  A minor holiday, it is … Continue reading

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Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23)

If you have a strong sense of déjà vu in the middle of Parashat Emor, it may be because we just read Leviticus 22:26 – 23:44 on April 16, the second day of Passover.  It’s also read on the first … Continue reading

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Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27)

The Passover stuff is packed away for another year, we’re still looking for some of the chometzdich stuff we packed away for the holiday, and normality is returning. This week’s portion, Kedoshim (“holy,” plural adjective), has a lot of laws … Continue reading

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Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32); Shabbat Rosh Chodesh (Num. 28:9-15; Isaiah 66:1-24)

And you thought all hell broke loose in last week’s portion. Now that the Israelites have been totally punished for their lack of faith in the Lord’s ability to enable them to conquer the Promised Land, they’re going to mourn, … 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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