Rabbi Rachel Timoner

Rabbi Rachel Timoner is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, NY.

Why I Love Leviticus

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Elyse Goldstein

Vayikra, Leviticus, is my favorite book in the Torah. Its first portion, also called Vayikra , appears to deal mainly with the priestly cult and laws of sacrifice. But our discussion will show, this describes the portion and successive ones only at the most basic, p ' shat, or "simple" level. As an introduction to all the upcoming portions of Leviticus, let's look at six crucial lessons I believe are in the third book of our Torah.