Acharei Mot II

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

Leviticus 18:1–30

When Is Acharei Mot II Read?

/ 29 Nisan 5782


  • Moses condemns the sexual practices of some neighboring peoples. Certain forms of sexual relations are prohibited. (18:1-30)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Acharei Mot II Commentary

Torrah and Kippah

It’s Time to Cultivate a Connection with the Earth

By: Rabbi Ben Spratt

In Parashat Acharei Mot, we read: "You must keep My laws and My rules, you must not do any of those abhorrent things, neither the citizen nor the stranger who resides among you; for all those abhorrent things were done by the people who were in the land before and the land became defiled. So let not the land vomit you out for defiling it, as it spewed out the nation that came before you." (Lev. 18:26-28). ... In Torah, we see rain as relationship, an earth woven with ethic. Blessing is felt through pastoral plentitude, punishment through agricultural atrophy.

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