This Week's Torah Portion
Acharei Mot - K’doshim
The Eternal One spoke to Moses after the death the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the Eternal. - Leviticus 16:1
The Eternal One spoke to Moses saying: "Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, the Eternal your God, am holy." - Leviticus 19:1-2
אַחֲרֵי מוֹת - קְדֹשִׁים
After the Death [of the Two Sons of Aaron] / [You Shall Be] Holy
When/ 12 Iyar 5781
What is Torah?
Torah usually refers to the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books make up the story of the Jewish people.
These ancient stories touch upon science, history, philosophy, ritual and ethics. Included are stories of individuals, families, wars, slavery and more. Virtually no subject was taboo for Torah.
Running through these stories is the unique lens through which the Jewish people would come to view their world and their God.
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