Parshat Behar

This week we learn parshat Behar, Vayikra (Leviticus) 25:1-26:2. English text with Rashi. The haftorah portion is Jeremiah 32:6-27 (or to 22 (as linked) or 33 or well, it depends on your minhag. Haftorah are like that.) and we also learn chapter 3 of Pirkei Avot.

Counting everywhere. As I’ve been couting sheep (and reading the insides of my eye lids) this week, I’ve not come anywhere near the learning I had hoped to accomplish. We’ll see what happens this rainy and grey Friday.

שׁבּת שׁלום

yom hashoah v’parshat kedoshim v’pirkei avot

Yom HaShoah. Remember. Do not forget. Zachar. Remember.

This week we learn Parshat Kedoshim, found at Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:1-20:27.

There are many mitzvot (commandments) found in this parshah, including my favourite and the one that lead to Hillel’s famous golden rule, it is found at 19:34 and a translation reads “The stranger who sojourns with you shall be as a native from among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord, your God.”

Given the long shabbos afternoons we now read through Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers, learning one chapter a week.

שׁבּת שׁלום

parshah acharei mot, shabbat hagadol, & pesach

[Next post will be, bli neder, the evening of Monday the 21st, otherwise I’ll be next posting on Thursday the 24th.]

This shabbat we read Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:1-18:30

Though I’m sure most (myself included) are more focused on what commences immediately following this Shabbat (aka Shabbat hagadol, the “big shabbat before passover). I’ve been very concerned about editing, cleaning, and buying of food (and honestly knitting of new shawl) that haven’t haven’t yet found much time for this week’s parshah.

Here are some links to help out with either this parshah or other things:

parshah in a nutshell
Death of a Salesman
What’s Bothering Rashi?

May you have a safe and happy & healthy & kosher pesach.

I leave you with this.

שׁבּת שׁלום