Archive for the ‘Leviticus / Vayikra’ Category

Behar / Bechukotai
May 12, 2009

In the year after

Seven Sabbatical years

The Jubilee year

Your slaves shall go free

And all land shall be redeemed

It belongs to G-d

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Emor
May 6, 2009

An eye for an eye

Tooth for tooth.  What does it mean?

Fair compensation

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Acharei Mot / Kedoshim
April 28, 2009

Some people focus

On Lev. 18:22

That is a mistake

Lots of Torah laws

Are looked at diff’rently now

We don’t enforce them

Remember that gays

Created in G-d’s image

Should not be condemned

Our Reform Movement

Teaches that gay, straight or bi

Are treated the same

The lesbian Rav

Marries two gay Jewish men

And we say: “Zeh Tov”*

*[this is good]
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Tazria / Metzorah
April 22, 2009

Is this the Torah

Or a medical handbook

For the priests to use?

G-d provides guidelines

For the people to become

Ritually clean

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Shemini
April 14, 2009

Don’t eat these creatures:

Hoopoe, ibis, ossifrage

Hyrax or osprey

Never heard of them?

Just click on the names to read

Wikipedia

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Tzav
March 31, 2009

Moses demonstrates

G-d’s rules for sacrifices

And ordains the priests

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Vayikra
March 25, 2009

Now the work begins

For Aaron and all the priests

G-d describes their jobs

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From Shemot to Vayikra
March 23, 2009

Say chazak, chazak

Another book completed

Priestly stuff is next

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Chazak
May 22, 2008

Leviticus ends

We say “Chazak, chazak, v’

Nitchazek – Be Strong

Bechukotai
May 17, 2008

Along with Behar

It’s my Bar Mitzvah portion

Forty years ago