Acharay-Kedoshim by Rabbi David Hartley Mark

Acharay-Kedoshim: The Scapegoat’s Testimony by Rabbi David Hartley Mark   Call me Azazel, the Scapegoat. When my Brother Goat and I were chosen and brought forth as sacrifices—he to serve as a burnt-offering, and I—well, I will tell you of my fate—I thought little of it. We goats are not deep thinkers, and sufferance is […]

Acharay Mote-Kedoshim By Rabbi David Hartley Mark

I am Aaron, brother of Moses. I am honored to be Kohen Gadol, the High Priest of Israel. Do not believe that my job or my life are easy. On the long-past Coronation Day of the Mishkan, God’s Sanctuary among His people, I recall how the cattle for sacrifice, the incense and grain-offerings were all made ready.

Transforming the Mundane Into the Sacred: Parsha Acharei Mot (Lev. 16:1-18:30)

Transforming the Mundane into the Sacred Parsha Acharei Mot (Lev. 16:1-18:30) Long before John F. Kennedy declared, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,” Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad Chassidism, said something similar to a self-absorbed disciple seeking blessing: “Until now […]