Shabbat Kedoshim 5782

This week we read Parshat Kedoshim, continuing the unit of Leviticus known as the Holiness Code. Chapter 19 is in many ways the epicenter of the Torah, its moral and ethical foundation, as it prescribes behavior for the ideal society in its pursuit of kedushah. We ought to be able to find some good music connected to its verses, right? By the way, the songs are not one per aliyah, but they are in the order in which their clues appear in the Torah.
My goal in offering the weekly musical scavenger hunt is to entice people to read the Torah portion carefully, as well as to have some fun with music. Even if you don’t care for the video clips, it’s worthwhile to read the parshah anyway. For those who want to play along, why did I think of these songs?
Blue Oyster Cult never sounded better
Acoustic from Bono and The Edge of U2
The Torah disagrees with Danny and Sandy
From this great Stones album
This phrase can be found by the front seats on an Israeli bus
Beautiful sad Indigo Girls classic
Once Canada’s best new band
Answers will be revealed after Shabbat minhah, which begins this week at 7:25 PM, at the return of Seudah Shelishit.
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and happy listening,
Rabbi David Wise
Candle lighting: 7:38 PM
Torah Reading: Leviticus 19:1-20:27
Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15