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 […]

Parsha Behaalotecha (Numbers 8:1–12:16)

Behaalotecha (Numbers 8:1–12:16) Summary Aaron is commanded to raise light in the lamps of the menorah, and the tribe of Levi is initiated into the service in the Sanctuary. A “Second Passover” is instituted in response to the petition, ”Why should we be deprived?” by a group of Jews who were unable to bring the […]