Kedoshim by Rabbi David Hartley Mark

Kedoshim (קדשים) Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27 Haftarah (A): Amos 9:7 – 9:15 Haftarah (S): Ezekiel 20:2 – 20:20 This parsha/Torah portion begins with the phrase that has launched a thousand sermons and bar/t mitzvah speeches: “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘You shall be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy’”(Lev. 19:1-2). It is […]

Torah Talk 04-21-14

This week’s Torah portion – Kedoshim with Chanah

Kedoshim by David Hartley Mark

Kedoshim means, “You shall be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy” (Lev. 19:2). This parsha/Torah reading lists some of the mitzvote/commandments which are most crucial to the proper functioning of society, not only for us Jews, but the world in general. Despite our great scientific and technological advancements, we have, in view […]