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?
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