Leviticus 16:1-18:30


After the deaths of Aaron’s sons, G-d told Moses that only the Koshen Gadol can enter the holy of the holies, the Shrine behind the curtain.  The Koshen can only enter when they have been ritually cleaned and dressed in their sacred wardrobe.

The Koshen will take his hands and put then on the head of a goat while confessing all the misdeeds, sins, intentional and unintentional, of the Israelites and then the goat will be cast off into the wilderness.

On the 10th day of the seventh month will be a day of self-denial and no work will be done, a day of complete rest, it will be a day of atonement.

The Kohen who is anointed will wear the sacred wardrobe and make atonement for all of Israel once a year.

Blood is the life of the flesh and is not permitted to be consumed by any Israelite or their guests.  It is not permitted to practice rituals of other cultures.

Immediate family – siblings, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and in-laws are not permitted to see each other naked.

Women during their period are to be given space, they are unclean and should not have their nakedness be uncovered.  You cannot lie with your neighbor’s wife.

Men shouldn’t lie with other men.  Carnal relations with any beast is not permitted.

As other cultures have accepted these ways, they have been cast out of this land. You must not do any of these abhorrent things.




In Arechi-Kedoshem, G-d reviews laws and commandments with Moses.

Honoring your mother and father, keeping Shabbat, not to worship idols.  When farming, you shouldn’t harvest all your crops but leave some for the poor or the stranger.

No stealing, no deceitful or false deals.  You will not falsely swear on G-d’s name.  You cannot coerce your neighbor or rob.

No insulting those who are deaf or making the blind stumble.  You must judge fairly.  Do not hate your kin; do not take vengeance on them or bear a grudge.

You shall not render an unfair decision: do not favor the poor or show deference to the rich: judge your neighbor fairly.

You are not to interbreed cattle with other animals.  No planting two crops on the same field.  No mixing materials in cloth.

New fruit trees should not be eaten from for 3 years after planting.  The fourth harvest will be set aside for G-d.  The fifth year you can use.

Do not eat anything with its blood.  You are not to lash your skin when in grief. Or turn to spirits.

Respect your elders.

Love the stranger in your city as yourself, do not wrong them.

No false measurements, no idol worship, do not commit adultery, incest, or lay with beasts.

Do not follow practices of other cultures that have been driven out of the promised land.