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Sh'mini II

Sh'mini II

The Eighth [Day]

Moses spoke to Aaron and to his remaining sons, Eleazar and Ithamar: Take the meal offering that is left over from the Eternal’s offerings by fire and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for it is most holy. - Leviticus 10:12

  • The priests are further instructed about making sacrifices. (10:12-19)
  • Dietary laws are given to distinguish between pure and impure animals, birds, fish, and insects. (11:1-47)

Sh'mini II

When do we read Sh'mini II?

2018 Apr 14
/29 Nisan, 5778


  • By Richard N. Levy

    The second half of Sh'mini, as the Reform Movement has divided it (see commentary on last week's portion for a discussion of this division), begins with a discussion of the offerings that Aaron and his remaining two sons are to eat—including the goat for a sin-offering. When Moses hears that the goat already has been burned on the altar rather than eaten by Aaron and his sons within the holy space of the Mishkan, Moses becomes angry. And Aaron, who had remained silent after Nadab and Abihu were consumed with fire, shows his anger to Moses: "they brought their sin offering-and these things happened to me!" (Leviticus 10:19).

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