Tagged ‘Emor’

Parashat Emor

May 12, 2017 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

by Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky This week’s parashah is a priestly delight. It’s filled with numerous teachings that were relevant to the lives of priests, kohanim, in the past, and for some kohanim, still today. Many people, not only kohanim, are … Continue reading »


Parashat Emor

May 19, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

To Serve God Without Blemish by Rabbi Len Levin “[The priests] shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God; for they offer the Lord’s offerings by fire…and so must be holy.” (Leviticus 21:6) “Rabbi … Continue reading »


Parashat Emor

May 7, 2015 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

by Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky Love and rebuke are actions that many people understand to be in tension with each other. If you love someone then you don’t rebuke them, and if you rebuke someone, then it must be because you … Continue reading »


Parashat Emor

November 5, 2014 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Emor Rabbi Isaac Mann The beginning of this week’s Torah portion is in a sense a continuation of last week’s, which dealt with the tenets of kedushah (holiness) that are incumbent upon all Israelites. In Emor the Torah begins with the specific strictures that … Continue reading »


Parashat Emor

May 9, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Mitzvah, Not Magic By Rabbi Allen Darnov Parashat Emor begins with laws restricting the priests, the sons of Aaron, from contact with the dead: “The Lord said to Moses: Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to … Continue reading »


Parashat Emor

May 4, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Vayikra

By Rabbi Bob Freedman It’s surprising that there is no blessing to be said before giving tzedakah. Certainly it’s an important mitzvah, but unlike other mitzvot that require us to say a formula to engage mind and spirit before we … Continue reading »


Parashat Emor

April 29, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

A Dialogue on “HaMekallel”/ The One Who Curses God Leviticus 24:15 – “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying : Take the one the blasphemer outside the camp; and let all who were within hearing lay their hands upon his … Continue reading »


Parashat Emor

May 6, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Margaret Frisch Klein “What, you didn’t call, you didn’t write.” We’ve all heard the stereotypical Jewish mother jokes. There is some truth in them. Mothers like to be called. I know. I am one. This year as we celebrate … Continue reading »


Parashat Emor

April 25, 2007 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Parashat Emor By Doug Alpert Chapter 23 of Vayikra commences with God directing Moshe Rabeinu to ‘Speak to the Children of Israel – b’nai Yisrael – and say to them: These are the appointed [fixed] times of HaShem which you … Continue reading »



June 26, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

The Sacred Calendar and the Cycle of Time By Michael Kohn To everything’turn, turn, turn There is a season’turn, turn, turn And a time for every purpose under heaven 1 In his book The Sabbath, Abraham Joshua Heschel writes that … Continue reading »