Tag Archives: Kedoshim

Acharei Mot Kedoshim: Just don’t

Acharei Mot and Kedoshim are two remarkable parashiot. Kedoshim, literally about holy ways of behaving, beginning with “You (the people) shall be holy, because I (God) am holy.” This was said to the entire community, and what follows is a … Continue reading

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Kedoshim and Passover: Stranger and Strangee

It all stems from this week, you know.  The whole “how to treat other people” thing comes straight from this week of Passover.  We were slaves.  We were redeemed from slavery.  We have to remember what that was like, to … Continue reading

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This week’s parasha is called Boston.

Acharei Mot/Kedoshim. You will be holy because I am holy.  (Lev. 19:2) To be holy. To be whole.  Or to be filled with holes – filled with more empty spaces than not.  To be not-whole, not holy. This week there … Continue reading

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Kedoshim – it’s like Aunt Eller says

Holiness. It’s a word that immediately sets up barriers.  We say “holier than thou”, and right away, you’re better than someone else.  Is that what “holy” has become, the start of a spitting match? This week’s parasha (weekly portion of … Continue reading

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