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

March 7, 2016
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.