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Acharei Mot & Kedoshim 2021 || Brittney Scott

This week we have a double Torah Portion, Acharei Mot/”After the Death” covering Leviticus 16:1-18:30 & Kedoshim/”Holy Ones” covering Leviticus 19:1-20:27.  Its quite interesting, because Acharei Mot deals specifically with the rituals of Yom Kippur, the only way in which Israel by way of the High Priest is able to access …

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Acharei Mot & Kedoshim 2020 || Brittney Scott

This week we once again are presented with a double Torah portion, Acharei Mot/”After the Death” (Leviticus 16:1-18:30) and Kedoshim/”Holy Ones” (Leviticus 19:1-20:27).  Both passages are filled with rules, rituals, and commands that seem perplexing at first glance and quite difficult to relate to!  Yet these passages detail how we are to …

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Shemini 2020 || Pastor David Mathews

Leviticus 9:1–11:47 I.       Shemeni – is the 2nd of the Parsha in Leviticus – Vayiqra – וַיִּקְרָא, which is itself, an intriguing word. It’s root being from H#7121, קרא, indicating to call or summons, to proclaim, read or declare, to collect or harvest! Its numeric value 301 is the same as the Hebrew word for fire, …

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Behar 2019 || Pastor David Mathews

 Leviticus 25:1–26:2. I.       The Parsha title ‘Behar’ is normally rendered ‘in the mount’and as such, has caused wonder over the generations regarding why YHVH would address and identify this specific location [Sinai] just before launching into the Shmita details. Further, why would the laws of the Sabbatical year(s) receive singular treatment at …