Monthly Archives: April 2013

B’Har Lev. 25:1-26:2 and Bechukotai Lev.26:3-27:34

These sections include laws on redeeming land and property, as well as prescribing that each 7th and each 50th year be a rest year for the fields.  We read that Jewish people are allowed to purchase slaves and own them, … Continue reading

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Emor, Lev. 21:1-24:23

The passage includes a few paragraphs that once again seem rather a reflection of an ancient not too cosy world.  Once again one has to take a distance from these texts, for any literal take would put Jewish customs quite … Continue reading

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Kdoshim (Leviticus 19 and 20) Death for adulterers?

The good news is, one should be kind to strangers, pay one’s workers before the next morning starts, one should not take down all the crops and leave the left overs for the poor. One  should not lie, and not favour the … Continue reading

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Homosexuality: Acharei Mot Leviticus 16:1-18:30 אַחֲרֵי מוֹת

Within The Jewhu Blog considerations are made to the usefulness of the Torah texts in their applicability to contemporary society, examining many claims to metaphysical intervention to more sober examination of how passages may be explained from an anthropological, sociological … Continue reading

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