Parsha Talk Aharei Mot Kedoshim 5783 2023

Parsha Talk with Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Barry Chesler and Jeremy Kalmanofsky. This week is another double parashah, Aharai Mot-Q’doshim [Leviticus 16-20], which features a description of Yom Kippur, and in particular the ritual of the goat sent to Azazel, and the beginning of the Holiness Code [Leviticus 17-26]. The Holiness Code develops the idea of holiness as it pertains to the priests and the people Israel in general. What does it mean to be a holy people? How is it possible to become a nation of priests? What do we expect of the modern state of Israel, a pertinent question as we record on Yom Ha-atzma’ut, Israel’s Independence Day. Give a listen! Shabbat Shalom!!