Leviticus Torah Portions
This week we begin reading a new book in the Torah, the book of Leviticus. I know when everyone thinks about the book of Leviticus what probably immediately comes to mind are the verses, “…You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Lev. 19:18) as well as the verse, “…Proclaim liberty throughout the Land.” (Lev. 25:10) … Continue reading Parsha Vayikra Leviticus 1:1-5:26
This week we read basically a reiteration of the previous portion. It goes through the 5 different types of offerings, as well as the particularities concerning each. It then finishes with the inauguration of the Priesthood and the Tabernacle. Normally, when we read about God telling Moses to convey a message, He uses the wording … Continue reading Parsha Tzav Leviticus 6:1 (8)-8:36
This week’s portion begins with the dedication of the Priesthood and the Wilderness Tabernacle for the service of God. It begins with the words, “It came to pass on the eighth day…” Now, I know I wrote about this topic last year, but I would like to expound on this idea because things like this always catch … Continue reading Parsha Shemini “Eighth” Leviticus 9:1-11:47
This week’s portion goes into the details concerning childbirth, leprosy and marital /personal purity. There is a lot we could explore in this portion even though these are probably the chapters most of us would want to skip over. For this observation I want to get into the chapters about leprosy and talk about how … Continue reading Parsha Tazria/Metzora Leviticus 12:1-15:33
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