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Torah Talk for Parashat Emor

May 1, 2018 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.

Maimonides (12th Century Spain/Egypt), in his introduction to his Mishneh Torah, a code of Jewish law, writes about different kinds of laws that one finds in the Talmud. One of the categories he identifies is laws whose meaning is not clear from the text, but which have generated no machloket (debate). Two of these laws appear in this parasha. Read more >