Leviticus 16:1 - 18:30
I Samuel 20:18 - 20:42 | Shabbat Machar Chodesh
In this Torah portion, God speaks to Moses after the death of Aaron’s two sons, who were killed for coming too close to the presence of God. God instructs Moses and Aaron on the procedures surrounding Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. God describes all the laws surrounding sexual prohibitions.
The sexual relationships forbidden by the Torah are intended to prohibit non-Israelite religious practices and abuses of power.