Tagged ‘Emor’

Parashat Emor

May 9, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Mitzvah, Not Magic By Rabbi Allen Darnov Parashat Emor begins with laws restricting the priests, the sons of Aaron, from contact with the dead: “The Lord said to Moses: Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Emor

May 4, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Vayikra

By Rabbi Bob Freedman It’s surprising that there is no blessing to be said before giving tzedakah. Certainly it’s an important mitzvah, but unlike other mitzvot that require us to say a formula to engage mind and spirit before we … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Emor

April 29, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

A Dialogue on “HaMekallel”/ The One Who Curses God Leviticus 24:15 – “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying : Take the one the blasphemer outside the camp; and let all who were within hearing lay their hands upon his … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Emor

May 6, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

zv7qrnb By Margaret Frisch Klein “What, you didn’t call, you didn’t write.” We’ve all heard the stereotypical Jewish mother jokes. There is some truth in them. Mothers like to be called. I know. I am one. This year as we … Continue reading »

 

Parashat Emor

April 25, 2007 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Parashat Emor By Doug Alpert Chapter 23 of Vayikra commences with God directing Moshe Rabeinu to ‘Speak to the Children of Israel – b’nai Yisrael – and say to them: These are the appointed [fixed] times of HaShem which you … Continue reading »

 

Emor

June 26, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

The Sacred Calendar and the Cycle of Time By Michael Kohn To everything’turn, turn, turn There is a season’turn, turn, turn And a time for every purpose under heaven 1 In his book The Sabbath, Abraham Joshua Heschel writes that … Continue reading »

 

Emor

May 18, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Rabbi Isaac Mann The opening verse of the parashah – “Say (emor) to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and you shall say (v’amarta) to them ‘do not defile yourself to someone who died amongst his people,’” (Lev. 21:1)is … Continue reading »