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Torah Talk for Parashat Emor

May 9, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem gives Moshe a series of laws specific to the cohanim (priests); Hashem then instructs Moshe to tell the people about the festivals, in addition to the laws of blasphemy and murder.

An interesting mitzvah appears in chapter 22, verse 28: “Whether it be a cow or a ewe, you shall not kill it and its young both in one day.”
Some modern commentators believe that this is an admonition against being cavalier about destroying species. Read more >