Kedoshim

Parshat Emor: The Meaning in the Process

rabbi chaim navon

Parshat Emor: The Meaning in the Process By Rabbi Chaim Navon, senior faculty of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Hadas Program – The Claudia Cohen Torah/Army Program When God sizes us up, he isn’t merely interested in whether we’ve advanced the great future awaiting our nation. He is also looking at how we handled the smaller challenges we …

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Parshat Kedoshim: You Shall be Holy

David Nekrutman

Parshat Kedoshim: You Shall be Holy By David Nekrutman, Executive Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) “דבר אל כל עדת בני ישראל ואמרת אלהם קדשים תהיו כי קדוש אני ה’ אלקיכם“ “Speak to the entire congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, “You shall be kadosh, for I, …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Kedoshim 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:27) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. (Leviticus 19:2) Holiness is certainly a “religious” word expressing a worthy ideal, if not the worthiest of …

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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" – Kedoshim 5776

Parshat Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “You shall love your friend as yourself – I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:18) These words — “You shall love your friend as yourself” – are designated by the renowned talmudic sage Rabbi Akiva as “the greatest rule of the Torah” (J.T. Nedarim 30b), …

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