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Torah Talk for Parashat Acharei Mot

May 2, 2016 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, God instructs Moshe regarding the procedures for the Day of Atonement; sexual prohibitions are then listed.

In one of those strange vicissitudes of the Jewish calendar, the parasha we read immediately following Pesach addresses the Temple service on Yom Kippur. Our minds are still wrapped around the fun we had at the seder celebrating with family and friends and once again acclimating ourselves to chametz (leavened products prohibited on Pesach). And here, during the normal course of the Torah Readings, Yom Kippur intrudes upon our thoughts. Read more >