Cleanse the Unclean

The Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures) have a great deal to say about cleanliness. Nothing unclean could come before God, because He is holy. As I was reading this week’s Parasha (Scripture portion), two specific instances caught … Read More

Parashat Emor (Say)

As I was reading this week’s Parasha (Scripture portion), two specific instances caught my attention because they connect to the amazing ministry of our Messiah while on earth: In light of these above verses, it’s … Read More

Parashat Emor (Say)

Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:3 In this week’s reading, we read some important verses about the Lord’s appointed times: “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the sons (children) of Israel, and you tell them … Read More

Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23

בס״ד Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 In this week’s Torah reading it is stated, “And you shall not profane My Holy Name, and I shall be sanctified in the midst of the … Read More

Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23

בס”ד Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 In this week’s Torah portion, there is a brief section concerning the High Priest. One reads that the “oil of HaShem’s anointing is upon him” (See … Read More

Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23

בס”ד Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 This week’s Torah portion contains a foundational part of Jewish observance— the festivals. I am frequently asked by individuals who are not Jewish, “Should I keep … Read More

Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23

בס”ד Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 At the end of this week’s Torah portion one reads about the administration of the death penalty according to Torah Law. Most know that the Torah … Read More

Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23

בס”ד Parashat Emor (Say) Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 In this week’s Torah reading one learns that certain calls of service demand a greater commitment from the individual. This means that in order to serve … Read More