29 Acharei mot

 

 וַיְדַבֵּר יהוה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה אַחֲרֵי מ֔וֹת שְׁנֵי בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן בְּקָרְבָתָם לִפְנֵי־יהוה וַיָּמֻתוּ׃

Now the Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered profane fire before the Lord, and died;

Shabbat

Name

Parasha

Haftora

Brit Chadasha

April 30 2022

Acharei mot “After Death”
Kdoshim “Holy”

Leviticus
16:1-20:27   


Ezek 22: 1-19

Gal 3:10-14
Heb. 7:23-10:25

 

Our Parasha this week, Acharei Mot, contains an elaborate description of the Yom Kippur ritual. A critical part of that ritual is described in Leviticus 16:7-9 where the Bible explained about the Goat who is been send to Azazel (wilderness in Hebrew). Is call by later translations the “scapegoat”—the goat that was released. In this respect. The text supports the view that the goat was not killed but rather set free and allowed to escape into the wilderness.

For many modern readers, engaging with Torah presents a paradox. Biblical paradox can be constructive, drawing modern readers out of our own cultural assumptions, challenging us to notice wonders that we might otherwise miss. The Torah is stirring demands for justice, and its vast system of devotional activity is quality for faith and anointing.

When we reach Parashat Acharei Mot the encounter with the text reaches a new intensity, because Many of the most powerful and meaningful ideas are found in these chapters. We learn to love our neighbor as ourselves, to dignify our elders, to respect and protect people living with disability, and to create a livable spiritual practice as we read Levitucus 18:5 So you are to keep My laws and My judgments. The one who does them will live by them. I am Adonai.