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Acharei Mot: The Incense, the Sacrifices, the Individual and Togetherness

Yoni Riskin

Acharei Mot: The Incense, the Sacrifices, the Individual and Togetherness By Yoni Riskin, OTS Director of Development “Thus said the Holy One, Blessed Be He: of all of the sacrifices you offer up, there is none dearer to me than the incense offering” (Tanhuma on Parashat Tetzaveh) At the beginning of this week’s parsha, we …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5778

Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1-20:27) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “You must surely instruct your colleague, so that you not bear the brunt of his sin” (Lev. 19:17). Judaism teaches us that “every Israelite is responsible for the other.” Except for the State of Israel, where the Jewish population continues to grow, Jews in the rest …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5778

Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5778 (Leviticus 16:1-20:27) Rabbi David Stav This Shabbat, we will read the Torah portions Acharei Mot and Kedoshim. Though these two parashot ostensibly cover entirely different subjects, they share something profound in common, which is also tied to how they are structured. The first part of Acharei Mot deals with the service the high …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5777

Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1-20:27) Rabbi David Stav  The title of this week’s Torah portion, Acharei Mot – Kedoshim (“after the death” and “martyrs”, respectively) – combined with the recent memories of Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron in mind – beckon us to contemplate the meaning of our lives. As we review these portions, we notice that …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Acharei Mot/Kedoshim 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Acharei Mot/ Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1-20:27) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “Speak to the entire congregation of the People of Israel and say to them: ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.’” What does it mean to be holy? In our generation, the emotionally-charged observance of Yom Hazikaron – …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Acharei Mot 5776

Parshat Acharei Mot (Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “For on this day He will forgive you to purify you from all your sins; before the Lord shall you be purified” (Leviticus 16:30). The major source for the awesome white fast known as Yom Kippur or the Day of Forgiveness is …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Acharei Mot 5776

Parshat Acharei Mot (Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “For on this day He will forgive you to purify you from all your sins; before the Lord shall you be purified” (Leviticus 16:30). The major source for the awesome white fast known as Yom Kippur or the Day of Forgiveness is …

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אור תורה: אחרי מות תשע”ו

יום הכיפורים, קודש קודשים ושיר השירים שני טרגין על הקשר בין פרשת אחרי מות, המתארת את עבודת הכהן הגדול, למגילת שיר השירים בשבת זו שלאחר פסח אנו בארץ קוראים את פרשת אחרי-מות המתארת את עבודת הכהן הגדול ביום הכיפורים ואלו שבחו”ל יקראו לכבוד פסח את מגילת שיר השירים . לא תמיד יוצא ישנו שילוב כזה …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Acharei Mot 5776

Parshat Acharei Mot (Leviticus 16:1–18:30)  Rabbi David Stav  The first component of Parshat Acharei Mot deals with the Yom Kippur service conducted by the Kohen Gadol (High Priest), while the second component delves into a detailed discussion on the prohibition of illicit relationships. At the conclusion of this section, the Torah adds a word of advice, and …

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