Weekly Torah Portion: Holiness

The following is a taste of our Israel Bible Reading Plan. Follow the weekly portion with summaries, insights and lively conversation. To register, click here. This portion begins with an exhortation to “be holy”. The subsequent verses outline how to achieve that...

Holiness

This unit begins with an exhortation to “be holy”. The subsequent verses outline how to achieve that holiness. Most of the laws contained in this chapter pertain to man’s interaction with his fellow, but several are also ritual. Examples of the former include required...

Punishments

The final topic in our portion outlines the punishments for many of the crimes mentioned earlier, particularly in chapter 18. One who gives his offspring to Molech is to be stoned to death.  Anyone who enables him, or who turns to witchcraft, is cut off from the...