20:2-5. Molech 20:4. If the people avert their eyes once, they will avert their eyes again. If the court attempts to discharge its responsibility, violations will protest: “You did not punish the last violator, is it fair to punish this one?” Only if the courts and the people are consistent can they function properly. 9. […]Read More "The Chumash Leviticus 20"
1-4. Holiness, parents, Sabbath, and idols. 1. HASHEM spoke to Moses, saying: 2. Speak to the entire assembly of the Children of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for holy am I, HASHEM, your God. 3. Every man: Your mother and father shall you revere and My Sabbaths shall you observe – […]Read More "The Chumash Leviticus 19"
1-9. Service Outside the Tabernacle. 4. Until the time of Noah, man was forbidden to kill animals for his own needs; it was only after the Flood that God’s covenant with Noah gave man permission to kill animals for food. … When a person kills animals without a legitimate purpose, he allows himself to be […]Read More "The Chumash Leviticus 17-18"
Leviticus 11: The laws of kashrus In vs 43-45 the Torah stresses the reason for kashrus in very clear and powerful terms: by observing these laws the Jew can pull himself up the ladder of holiness; by ignoring them, he not only contaminates himself, he gradually builds a barrier that blocks out his comprehension of […]Read More "The Chumash Leviticus 11"