Acharei Mot & Kedoshim - April 21st

Again, there are two parashot this week:


Parashat Acharei Mot: Leviticus 16:1 - 18:30

Parashat Kedoshim: Leviticus 19:1 - 20:27

Haftarah: Ezekiel 22:1-19, Amos 9:7-15

Psalm: 26, 15

NT: Matthew 5:23-25, Mark 12:28-34, 1 Corinthians 5:1-13, Galatians 3:10-14, Hebrews 9:6-28, Matthew 15:1-11, Mark 12:28-34, Romans 3:19-28, 9:30 - 10:13, 1 Corinthians 6:9-20, 1 Peter 1:13-21



Acharei Mot:
This Shabbat's parasha deals with the offerings and details specifically the importance and the sanctity of the blood.
"The life of every living thing is in the blood, and that is why the LORD has commanded that all blood be poured out on the altar to take away the people's sins. Blood, which is life, takes away sins." (Lev 17:11) - this is actually the verse on which the pointer (barely visible in the bottom center) points on the above banner picture. It can be seen more clear in the photo on the front page (one of the changing pictures - the first one actually).



The incredible readings of this week can be summed up in one single sentence from Leviticus 19:2, "Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy". This command is repeated 7 times in the Torah (Ex 22:31, Lev 11:44, Lev 11:45, Lev 19:2, Lev 20:7, Lev 20:26, Num 15:40), and is also quoted in 1 Peter 1:16.



Shabbat Shalom!




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