Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5781: The Holiness of the Land

Posted by Michael Hattin on April 19, 2021
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Vayikra (Leviticus), Acharei Mot, Kedoshim

The parshiyot of Acharei Mot and Kedoshim contain much disparate material but both sections conclude with a similar description of the holiness of the land of Canaan. In this podcast, we consider the nature of this holiness and how the Torah transforms it from the mythological to the rational and from the magical to the moral.

Sources: Vayikra 18:24-30 | Vayikra 20:22-27

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Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. You can find books written by Michael by clicking here For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.

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