Parashat – Leviticus

Parsha Behar and B’chukkotai – Leviticus 25 – 27

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This Parsha includes the Behar (on Mount [Sinai]) and the B’chukkotai (follow or to follow that which the L-rd declares or by my regulations) as found in the last two chapters of Leviticus. Download File for Printing or Viewing Leviticus presents the given blessings and curses associated with obedience of Adonai’s commands and the curses associated with disobedience of Adonai’s commands given on Mount Sinai. We originally saw these commands presented in Exodus, thus these texts begin “Adonai Spoke to Moshe on Mount Sinai. Previously, studies presented the blessings for keeping Shabbat and in...

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Parashat Emor – Could Perfection be Demanded of Us Today?

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Whenever I’m studying to prepare a parsha, I always ask myself two questions. What does this teach me about God’s plan for saving  His lost and damaged creation? And what does this mean for my life today? As I was preparing the PowerPoint for Parashat Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24: 23), several points really struck me. First, the priest and the animal were closely linked. The same features that would disqualify a priest from service, disqualified an offering. This reflects a number of points which are presented in the PowerPoint.  Download File for Printing or Viewing The...

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