Parashat Emor, The Importance of Sanctifying the Name of the Lord.


In this week’s Parashat, Parashat Emor, from the Triennial Cycle (
Vayikra / Leviticus 21:1-22:16
) the Lord speaks to Moshe telling him to speak to the priests
and the sons of Aharon.  Moshe gives the priests and the sons of Aharon the miztvot (commands) (i) to
not defile themselves by touching a dead person except if it is a close relative and the priest that is
anointed by oil shall not defile himself by touching any dead person (21:1-2,
and 11
), (ii) to sanctify their marriage by choosing a good spouse (see
21:4, 7, and 13-16
), (iii) to not shave the edges of their beards or make cuts in their flesh,
and (iv) no man who has a defect shall make an offering before the Lord (21:17-23).
  The last part of the reading from the Triennial Cycle (22:1-19)
discusses when one has any kind of uncleanness he may not eat of the holy things and the daughter that was married is
widowed, who returns to her father’s house may eat of the holy thing.  Throughout the portion this week we
find the repeated phrase “Kedoshim yihyu leloheyhem ve’lo yekhllu shem eloheyhem” meaning
They are holy to God and not profane the name of their God.”
 Here the text connects being sanctified with eating the holy thing.  Have you ever wondered about the
significance of eating the holy thing?  Did Yeshua teach about being sanctified and eating what is holy? 
What is the Lord trying to tell us?
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