Friday, May 6, 2011

Parashat Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) VI

Luke Ford writes:

This week’s we study Parashat Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23).

* I suspect the Torah would rejoice in the royal wedding. Here are two goys pledging eternal fidelity. The Torah is cool with people having a special role, including kingship, by birth. Psalm 45 is about the joy of a royal wedding.

* Is it sacrilegious or sinful to say that some Torah portions are more or less riveting than others? For instance, the traditional commentators such as Rashi and the Rambam had more to say and less to say about varying parshas.

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