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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Vayikra 2016

Vayikra: Spiritual Estrangement

With this week’s Torah portion, we begin the book of Leviticus. Both the reading and the book itself are known in Hebrew as Vayikra (And He Called). The English name means “pertaining to the Levites”, which is a good summary of its content. Leviticus is primarily concerned with the rules and regulations pertaining to the sanctuary, […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Vayikra

Vayikra: Drawing Near

This week we begin the Book of Leviticus, known in Hebrew as Vayikra/And He Called.  The book is also known as Torat Kohanim/Instruction for (or by) Priests. The first part of the book is addressed primarily to the priests and the second half is, for the most part, directed to the people. Vayikra is, for most people, the […]

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