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Torah Talk for Parashot Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

May 2, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In these parashot, Hashem instructs Moshe regarding the procedures for Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement); Hashem then tells Moshe to give the people a series of ethical and ritual laws instructing them how to be holy. One verse of this series states (19:18): “Do not take revenge and do no bear a grudge against the children of your nation; love your neighbor as yourself; I am Hashem.”

One of the most well-known incarnations of the phrase “love your neighbor as yourself” is the so-called “Golden Rule”: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This is not the Jewish version of the Golden Rule, however. Read more >