This Week’s Torah Portion: Emor

Name: Emor Reading: Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15 – 44:31 Parsha Summary – Emor Special Laws for Priests God tells Moses to speak to the priests regarding special laws for them. They are not to be near dead bodies except for immediate family: mother, father, son, daughter, brother, and sister. Priests must not […]

Lag BaOmer

Lag BaOmer occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer. What is the Omer? The period of the Jewish calendar between Passover and Pentecost (Pesach and Shavuot). The 33rd day falls on the 18th of Iyar. The day marks the anniversary of the death of Shimon Bar Yochai, a second-century disciple of the famous Rabbi […]

This Week’s Torah Portion: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Name: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim Reading: Acharei Mot: Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30; Kedoshim: Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27 Bonus Feature: Double Parasha! Parsha Summary – Acharei-Mot Kedoshim The Rituals of Yom Kippur God tells Moses to command Aaron not to approach the Holy of Holies, because He appears in the cloud over the ark’s cover. He may only […]