The Parsha Discussion with Alex Israel — Shemini. Unhealthy for Body or Soul?

Posted by Alex Israel on April 13, 2020
Topics: The Parsha Discussion, Vayikra (Leviticus), Shemini

Tens of thousands have died, and billions of people have been confined to our homes by a worldwide pandemic. Rumour has it that the virus was transmitted from animals to humans by consumption of an infected bat. And here in our parsha we read Vayikra Chapter 11, which, among other things, deals with kosher and prohibited species of animal, bird, fish and insects.
Why are certain species forbidden?

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Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more.

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