Kedoshim

Leviticus 19:1-20:27

Commentary on Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim, Leviticus 16:1 - 20:27

For full text in English and Hebrew, click here: Leviticus 19:1-20:27

In this Torah portion, God describes to Moses many ethical and ritual laws aimed at helping 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

Social Action and Environmentalism

Nobility on Endless Trial
Rabbi David Ehrenkranz, Hillel

 

After Death, Holy
Sam Berrin Shonkoff, AJWS

 

A New Look at Philanthropy
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, KOLEL

 

Intentional Intervention
Rabbi Dorothy Richman, AJWS

 

The Nature of Holiness
Stuart Binder, Union for Reform Judaism

 

Stumbling Blocks
Carmi Wiseman, Canfei Nesharim

 

Kilayim Pie?
Jeremy Wexler, socialaction.com

 

 

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

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

 

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
Julie Seltzer

 

Parashat Kedoshim Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parashat Kedoshim for Families
Torah Topics for Today

 

Say No To Revenge & Grudges
Torah Topics for Today

 

Gleanings From Our Blessings
Torah Topics for Today

 







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