20 04, 2014

Kedoshim – The Superman

By |2014-04-20T07:24:32-07:00April 20th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                        KEDOSHIM                                                                             (Chapters 19:1–20:27)                                                                                  What is Holiness?   Leviticus 19:2 describes God commanding: “You must be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.” What is God demanding? While most people think holiness is a special quality they need to add to their behavior, modern scholars accept the ancient understanding in [...]

13 04, 2014

Kedoshim – Can one love another as one’s self?

By |2014-04-13T06:57:40-07:00April 13th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                          Kedoshim                                                             Can one love another as one’s self?[1]   The well-known requirement of Leviticus 19:18 – “Love thy neighbor as yourself” – is difficult to understand and impossible to implement. A similar mandate is repeated in 19:34, regarding non-Israelites, “Love him as yourself.” Significant also is the command, repeated an unusual 36 [...]