Tagged ‘Aharei Mot’

Parashat Aharei Mot

May 5, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

by Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky Death. Why is there death in this world? Is there a meaning to death? We often ask these questions as we try to make sense of death or when we are confronted with tragedy that seems … Continue reading »


Parashat Aharei Mot

April 10, 2014 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Aharei Mot Jerome Chanes Chapter 17 of Sefer Sh’mot (the Book of Exodus) begins by recalling the deaths of Aaron’s sons, Nadav and Avihu. The parashah thence goes into the details of the behavior of the person who is about … Continue reading »


Parashat Aharei Mot-Kedoshim

April 18, 2013 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Yearning for Wholeness By Rabbi Len Levin Chapter 19 of Leviticus is one of the most sublime-and one of the most puzzling-in the entire Bible. Imitate God through being “holy”; honor your parents; keep the Sabbath; do not put a … Continue reading »


Parashat Aharei Mot-Kedoshim

May 3, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Rabbi Ziona Zelazo Turning Mundane Holiness into Sacred Holiness I often wonder how an esoteric term like “holy” entered our lexicon. People use terms like “Holier than Thou”, “Holy Smokes” or “Holy Cow” all the time. These terms probably … Continue reading »


Parashat Aharei Mot

April 14, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Vayikra

Shabbat Ha-Gadol Herald of Redemption “Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord.  He shall reconcile parents with children and children with their parents…”  (Malachi 3:23). The liturgy … Continue reading »


Parasaht Aharei Mot-Kedoshim

April 22, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Rabbi Michael G. Kohn One who reads or studies the Torah, and even one who listens carefully to the public Torah reading, is aware that many phrases or clauses appear with regularity. Therefore, it draws one’s attention when a … Continue reading »


Parashat Aharei Mot/ K’doshim

May 14, 2007 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Parashat Aharei Mot/ K’doshim: Two Aspects of Holiness Rabbi David Greenstein Our double Torah portion occupies the central core of our Torah, called by modern Bible scholars “The Holiness Code.” It is an extended working out of the concept of … Continue reading »


Aharei Mot-Kedoshim

May 2, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Parashat Aharei Mot/Kedoshim: The Lingering Pain of Loss By Eleanor Pearlman The beginning of the parashah (Torah portion) of Aharei Mot/Kedoshim begins with the words, Vay’hi aharei mot (After the death) – in reference to Nadav and Avihu, two of … Continue reading »