Acharei Mot I

I אַחֲרֵי מוֹת
After the Death [of the Two Sons of Aaron]

Leviticus 16:1–17:16

When Is Acharei Mot I Read?

/ 22 Nisan 5782


  • 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)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Acharei Mot I Commentary

Torrah and Kippah

Making a Way Out of No Way

By: Rabbi Ben Spratt

And in Acharei Mot, we read: “The Eternal One spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the Eternal. The Eternal One said to Moses, ‘Tell your brother Aaron…’” (Lev. 16:1-2)

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