Leviticus 21:1−24:23

When Is Emor Read?

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  • 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)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Emor Commentary

yom kippor on a calendar

Jewish Ways of Marking Time

By: Rabbi Dvora E. Weisberg

This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Emor, contains a section that is read in the synagogue not only as we make our way through Leviticus, but on each of the three pilgrimage festivals:

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