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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim with Rabbi Avi Strausberg

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Rabbi Avi Strausberg is the Director of National Learning Initiatives at Hadar, and is based in Washington, DC. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College in Boston and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She also holds a Masters in Jewish Education. Energized by engaging creatively with Jewish text, she has written several theatre pieces inspired by the Torah and maintains a Daf Yomi haiku blog in which she writes daily Talmudic haikus.

We read two parshas this week. Parashat Acharei Mot (Leviticus 16:1-18:30) – describes the Tabernacle ceremony of the Day of Atonement, establishes general rules for sacrifice and sanctuary, and lays down specific laws about sexual relationships. Parashat Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1- 20:27)- features God telling Moses to give the people of Israel a set of rules which are meant to help them live a life of holiness. These rules include variations on several of the ten commanments, as well as different laws concerning basic ethical behavior.

 

Previous Torah Talks on Acharei-Mot-Kedoshim

Rabbi Rick Jacobs – discussing the meaning of being holy.

Rabbi Laurence Bazer – discussing the relation between Yom Kippur and the celebration of Passover.

Rabbi Ilan Glazer – discussing the goat that is sent to Azazel on yom Kipur.

Rabbi Elyssa Joy Austerklein – discussing the meaning of holyness.

Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky – on Nadav and Avihu.

Rabbi Elie Abadie – on avoiding unethical behavior.

And only on Kedoshim: 

Rabbi Matthew Sofer Soffer

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher

Rabbi Jeffrey Weill

 

 

 

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