Kedoshim

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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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.’” [Lev. 19:2] What does it mean to be holy? In our generation, the emotionally-charged observance of Yom …

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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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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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Rabbi David Brofsky

עד היכן תוכחה הרב דוד ברופסקי אנו ערבים זה לזה וגם לא יכולים להישאר אדישים למעשים חריגים ובעייתים שמתרחשים סביבנו, אבל כיצד מקיימים את מצוות תוכחה בלא לפגוע בזולת? מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, כ”ו ניסן תשע”ו, 04/05/2016 פרשת קדושים עוסקת במכלול של מצוות הנוגעות לכל תחומי החיים. בפרשה אנו מוצאים התייחסות למפגש עם מי שהתנהגותו …

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Parshat Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:27)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Kedoshim covers a very wide spectrum of subject matter whose subjects don’t seem interrelated at all, with more than fifty positive and negative commandments mentioned throughout the portion. Some, including the commandment to respect one’s parents and elders, or the prohibition on cursing the deaf, or laying obstacles in …

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Parshat Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:27)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Kedoshim covers a very wide spectrum of subject matter whose subjects don’t seem interrelated at all, with more than fifty positive and negative commandments mentioned throughout the portion. Some, including the commandment to respect one’s parents and elders, or the prohibition on cursing the deaf, or laying obstacles in …

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