Shabbat shalom

Achrei Mot is this week’s parsha. Translated as “after the death” and covering Leviticus 16:1-18:30, Achrei Mot  details the laws for Yom Kippur rituals, centralized offerings and contains a great amount of discussion about sexual practices and the avoidance and treatment of blood. This is the parsha where the phrase “scapegoat” comes into play. Achrei Mot contains 28 commandments- 2 positive and 26 negative that mostly start with the phrase “thou shall not have sexual relations with…”

Candle lighting time for South Whidbey is at 7:37 p.m.

Translations via JTS at: http://learn.jtsa.edu/content/translations/aharei-mot-kedoshim/torah-portion/aharei-mot

Commentary:

Aish:http://www.aish.com/tp/?s=nb

Rabbi Ted Falcon:http://www.rabbitedfalcon.com/weekly-focus/

JTS: http://learn.jtsa.edu/parashah/aharei%20mot%20-%20kedoshim/5773?t=19-20-01-47

Animated shorts from G-dcasthttp://www.g-dcast.com/acharei-mot and http://www.g-dcast.com/kedoshim

Enjoy this week’s challah; Passover beings at sundown on Monday, April 14th. WIJC will be hosting a community Seder on the 17th at 6:30 at the UU Hall in Freeland. Bring a dish and join us! RSVPs appreciated to wijc@whidbey.com

Funding for Whidbey Island Jewish Community was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Special Initiatives Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

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