Tagged ‘Kedoshim’

Parashat Kedoshim

May 13, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

by Hazzan Marcia Lane [We would like to bring to people’s attention the difference between the traditional Diaspora and Israeli Torah reading cycles for the next few months. Since this year the eighth day of Passover, which was observed by … Continue reading »


Parashat Kedoshim

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

Kedoshim Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky Holiness, kedushah, abounds in this week’s parashah. The Children of Israel are commanded to be holy (Lev. 19:2; 20:7), God is described as being holy (ibid.), and God is also described as sanctifying Israel (Lev. 20:8). Holiness is … 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 Kedoshim

April 27, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Vayikra

By Rabbi Maralee Gordon We learn from Rabbi Akiva that the greatest principle in the Torah is V’ahavta l’reyakha kamokha– Love your fellow as yourself (Leviticus 19:18).  That teaching is found in this week’sparashah, Kedoshim, part of the Holiness Code.  Sometimes we stop reading at … 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 Kedoshim

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

By Sanford Olshansky In the summer of 1970, when I was 20 years old, I rear-ended another car on one of the freeways in Detroit, where I grew up. There were no injuries and the police officer who came to … 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 »