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Kedoshim: Sacrifice Delayed, Sacrifice Denied ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

Sacrifice Delayed, Sacrifice Denied – The Wonders of the Holy Tongue for P’ Kedoshim Leviticus 19:5-7: When you slaughter a peace offering… It may be eaten on the day you slaughter it and on the morrow… And if it would be eaten on the third day, it is פגול; it shall not be accepted. There … Continue reading Kedoshim: Sacrifice Delayed, Sacrifice Denied ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

Acharei Mot: Mixed Up and Worn out ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

The word “tevel”(תבל) appears once in Parashat Acharei Mot and once in Parshat Kedoshim, and nowhere else in the Pentateuch. In both instances, Rashi offers two similar —but not identical— explanations. The word תבלfirst appears in connection to bestiality (Lev. 18:23), and Rashi explains that it is an expression of “’kadesh’(קדש, prostitution1), ‘arayot’ (עריות, incest) … Continue reading Acharei Mot: Mixed Up and Worn out ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

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