Leviticus 19:1-20:27


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In this Torah portion, God describes to Moses many ethical and ritual laws aimed to help people live lives of holiness. The laws described include some of those recorded in the Ten Commandments, such as respecting one’s parents, keeping the Sabbath, and not stealing. God also introduces laws about farming and about belief in supernatural beings.

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God describes the laws of respecting elders.


Text Studies

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After Death, Holy
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A New Look at Philanthropy
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Intentional Intervention
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The Nature of Holiness
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Stumbling Blocks
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Kilayim Pie?
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From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Rituals & Ethics: A Holy Blend
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

Experiencing Holiness Differently
Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, Women of Reform Judaism

Planting for the Future
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS

Being Holy
Charles Raffel, CLAL

Constructive Criticism
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union


Family and Fun

Parashat Kedoshim Challah
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Parashat Kedoshim Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat Kedoshim for Families
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