Shabbat Shalom, 26 Nisan 5774

Happy Shlissel Shabbat (the Shabbat right after Passover).This week’s parsha is Kedoshim, translated as “holy one”, covered in Leviticus 19:1- 20:27. As title suggests, Kedoshim covers rules and regulations of the Holiness Code. And you shall be holy is outlined in this parsha with 13 positive and 38 negative commandments, covering issues as varied as agricultural practices, engaging in astrology, drunkenness and gluttony, tattooing, and grooming.  In addition, it contains the famous Shammai and Hillel argument that ended with Hillel responding to the challenge to explain the entire Torah while standing on one foot with the answer “What is hateful to you, do not do to another. That is the Torah, all the rest is commentary.”

Translation via JTS:  and




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