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Emor

Emor

Speak
Leviticus
21:1−24:23

The Eternal One said to Moses: "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: None shall defile himself for any [dead] person among his kin, . . ."  - Leviticus 21:1

Summary: 
  • Laws regulating the lives and sacrifices of the priests are presented. (21:1-22:33)
  • The set times of the Jewish calendar are named and described: the Sabbath, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the Pilgrimage Festivals of Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot. (23:1-44)
  • God commands the Israelites to bring clear olive oil for lighting the sanctuary menorah. The ingredients and placement of the displayed loaves of sanctuary bread are explained. (24:1-9)
  • Laws dealing with profanity, murder, and the maiming of others are outlined. (24:10-23)

When do we read Emor?

2021 May 1
/19 Iyyar, 5781
2022 May 14
/13 Iyyar, 5782
2023 May 6
/15 Iyyar, 5783

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