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Emor – “Speak”

This week our parasha is Emor which means “Speak” and covers Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23. In this parasha we see God’s plan for redeeming us through the biblical holidays and that Adonai is the source of holiness. We begin in Leviticus 21, which continues the theme of holiness found at the end of the previous chapter.  Throughout this chapter, and

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Emor – “Speak”

This week’s parasha is titled Emor, which means “speak.”  Our passage is Leviticus, chapter 21:1 – chapter 24:23 and covers further rules for priests on how they are to be holy ones, separated for God’s purposes. Additional responsibilities come with leadership, so it is appropriate that the Levites would be held to a higher standard than others and that the

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Emor – “Say”

The name of this week’s parasha is Emor, which means “say” and covers Leviticus 21-24.  Adonai commanded Moses to instruct the priests on the need for holiness.  Priests must not become ceremonially unclean when dealing with the death of an Israeli, unless it is a close relative.  They were not to shave their heads, trim the sides of their beards,

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Emor – “Speak”

This week’s Parasha is entitled Emor, which means “speak.” It covers Leviticus chapters 21 through 24 and deals with several subjects:  the priesthood, the sacrifices and the holidays.  However, holiness is the theme that ties all these subjects together. A priest was not to make himself ceremonially unclean by touching a dead person, or even being in the same house

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Emor – “Say It”

The Parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Emor, meaning “Say it”. This Torah portion covers Leviticus 21-24. Parasha Emor is known to contain two distinct divisions. Chapters 21 and 22 focus on physical defects that would render a person of priestly lineage unfit to present the Lord's offerings by fire; while chapters 23 and 24 contain the laws regarding the

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Emor – “Speak”

This week’s parasha is entitled Emor which means speak. It is taken from Leviticus chapter 21:1 and extends through chapter 24:23 it covers several subjects: the priesthood, the sacrifices and the holidays; but it has one theme that ties it all together, The theme of holiness. The God of holiness, demands  holiness from His people. A priest was chosen by

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Emor – “Speak”

This week’s Parasha covers several subjects: the priesthood, the sacrifices and the holidays, but it has one theme that ties it all together - holiness. A holy God demanded holiness from His holy people. A priest was chosen by God and was holy, set apart to serve God; the priest offered gifts to God, and brought back gifts from God

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