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Kedoshim – “Holy Ones”

The name of this week’s parasha is Kedoshim, which means “holy ones,” and covers Leviticus 19:1 through 20:27.  This parasha covers commandments regarding societal interactions and worship practices; punishments for disobeying God’s standards regarding worship, family interactions, and sexuality; and exhortations for the Israelis to be holy.  Adonai tells Moses to inform the Israelis to be holy because Adonai is

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Acharei Mot-Kedoshim – “After The Death”-“Holy Ones”

This week we have a double parasha, Acharei Mot, which means “After The Death”, and Kedoshim, which translates to “Holy Ones”.  Between these two parashas we will be covering Leviticus 16-20. These two parashas cover the Yom Kippur service, sexual sins, punishment for child sacrifice, and the repeated teaching to observe the Lord’s commandments.  However, all the themes of these

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Acharei Mot-Kedoshim – “After The Death”-“Holy Ones”

This week we have a double parasha, Acharei Mot, which means “After The Death”, and Kedoshim, which translates to “Holy Ones”.  Between these two parashas we will be covering Leviticus 16-20. These two parashas cover the Yom Kippur service, sexual sins, punishment for child sacrifice, and the repeated teaching to observe the Lord’s commandments.  However, all the themes of these

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Kedoshim – “Holy Ones”

This week’s Parasha is called Kedoshim and covers Leviticus 19:1-20:27. Chapter 19 reviews some of the Ten Commandments and reminds us that our lives are to be characterized by holiness. In fact, God states clearly, “You shall be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy”. God speaks as the Holy One, HaKadosh. We think of the word ‘holy’

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Acharei Mot-Kedoshim – “After the Death”-“Holy Ones”

Our parasha this week is another double portion which means there are two parashas combined into one. They are entitled Acharei Mot, meaning “After the Death” and Kedoshim translated “Holy Ones”. They cover Leviticus 16-20. The Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur is instituted here in chapter 16. This is the most solemn, significant and holy day of the year

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Kedoshim – “Holy Ones”

This week’s Parasha is called Kedoshim and covers Leviticus 19:1-20:27. Chapter 19 reviews some of the Ten Commandments and includes a strong reminder that our lives are to be characterized by holiness. In fact, God states clearly, “You shall be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy”. God speaks as the Holy One, HaKadosh. We think of the

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