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Acharei Mot

Acharei Mot

After the Death [of the Two Sons of Aaron]

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 duties that the head kohein must perform on Yom Kippur are delineated and the ceremony of the scapegoat is outlined. (16:1-28)
  • Moses instructs Aaron about the Yom Kippur laws for fasting and atonement. (16:29-34)
  • Warnings are issued against the offering of sacrifices outside the Sanctuary and the consumption of blood. (17:1-16)
  • Moses condemns the sexual practices of some neighboring peoples. Certain forms of sexual relations are prohibited. (18:1-30)

When do we read Acharei Mot?

2024 May 4
/26 Nisan, 5784


  • Torah for Tots

    My rules alone shall you observe, and faithfully follow My laws: I the Lord am your God.

    -Leviticus 18:4

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