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Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 7th Aliyah

The Torah tells us to distinguish between tahor (pure) and tamei (impure) animals (20:25). Rashi explains that this differentiation isn’t between a clean animal like a cow and an unclean donkey...

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 6th Aliyah

The Torah describes forbidden relations with the Hebrew word “chessed” (translated as kindness), which Rashi explains is also the Aramaic word for disgraceful (20:17). Why does the Torah deviate to...

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 5th Aliyah

The Torah concludes the rules and consequences of worshipping molech by prescribing capital punishment not only for its worshippers but also for anyone neglecting to punish the worshippers. The...

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 4th Aliyah

The Torah instructs us to “love your neighbor as yourself” (19:18), and then several pesukim later, in its discussion of strangers, specifies to love him (convert) as yourself (19:34). What does the...

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 3rd Aliyah

Parshiyos Acharei Mot and Kedoshim discuss many rules involving morality, justice, and empathy. Nestled in the middle of Parashas Kedoshim are the instructions to plant fruit trees and not enjoy...

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 2nd Aliyah

Parashas Kedoshim includes the famous mitzvah to “love your neighbor as yourself” (19:18). Rabbi Akiva exclaimed that this is a great principle of the Torah, but what does it really mean, and is it...

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Kedoshim 1st Aliyah

Our parashah commands us to be holy, gives examples of what that entails, and then mentions the Shelamim (peace) offering (19:2–5). One of the laws of this offering is that it must be consumed...