Weekly Torah Portion: Emor (Israel)

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.

Rabbi Chaim Richman

Judaism Temple Institute model of Third Temple
Temple Institute model of Third Temple

Parashat Emor, in its entirety, from:

  • its rules concerning the fitness of kohanim
  • its roster of the annual festivals and holy days 
  • the commandment to kindle the golden menorah and
  • place freshly baked show-bread upon the golden show-bread table, and
  • concluding with the incident of the blasphemer

- is a lesson in how we are to live our lives, day by day, in the presence of G-d in the world.