• August 14, 2022
  • 17 5782, Av
  • פרשת עקב

Not Just Torat Kohanim- Social Justice in Sefer Vayikra

Not Just Torat Kohanim- Social Justice in Sefer Vayikra

Sefer Vayikra has the reputation of being the least relevant Chumash, filled with sacrifices. But in the midst of all the ritual there are many commandments “Bein Adam L’ chavero” (between people). In fact, in this book we can find the blueprint for a just and kind society. Through an in depth, Peshat based, literary analysis we will understand how a society of holiness should be built.

May 27, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Not Just Torat Kohanim- Social Justice in Sefer Vayikra: Lesson 2
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GAN EDEN AND THE MISHKAN: In trying to understand the meaning of the basic concepts in Sefer Vaykira; Kedusha, Tumah and Tahara we first must find the deeper meaning of the in comparing it to Gan Eden.

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June 10, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Not Just Torat Kohanim- Social Justice in Sefer Vayikra: Lesson 3
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PARASHAT KEDOSHIM: In this class we take a deep look into the meaning of Parashat kedoshim-one mitzvah at a time.

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June 24, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Not Just Torat Kohanim- Social Justice in Sefer Vayikra: Lesson 4
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CUTTING AND PASTING: This week we will see the connection between sections of sefer VaYikra to Sefer Shemot, specifically the Ten commandments and the Mitzvot following thereafter. Please take a look at the sequence of events from Shemot 19-24 if you have a chance and of course bring a Tanach.

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July 2, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Not Just Torat Kohanim- Social Justice in Sefer Vayikra: Lesson 5
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BRIT SINAI: This week we will be learning VaYikra chapter 25- Parashat Behar. Please read it and have a translation handy if need be. Besorot Tovot to all of Am Yisrael Ora

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July 8, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Not Just Torat Kohanim- Social Justice in Sefer Vayikra: Lesson 6
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BRACHA AND KLALLAH- REWARD AND PUNISHMENT: This week we will read the 26th chapter of VaYikra. we will see what the reward is for keeping the Brit and what the punishment is for not keeping it. We will also see the structure of the chapter and it’s message. Please bring a tanach with a translation if you need.

July 15, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Not Just Torat Kohanim- Social Justice in Sefer Vayikra: Lesson 7
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GALUT BAA LAOLAM- EXILE COMES TO THE WORLD: This week we will see the connection between Shmitta/ Yovel and Exile. What was so terrible about not keepng these comadments that warrants such a severe punishment?

July 22, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Not Just Torat Kohanim- Social Justice in Sefer Vayikra: Lesson 8
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A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON: How was the mitzvah of Shmitta and Yovel kept in the first temple period? Why was the punishment of Galut (exile) appropriate for not keeping Shmitta and Yovel. What did the prophet’s say. A glimpse into Jerimiah Perek 38.

July 29, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Not Just Torat Kohanim- Social Justice in Sefer Vayikra: Lesson 9
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PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: In this concluding shiur of the series we will summarize the process we went through, review the important points and put it all together to understand what Torat Kohanim is all about.