This Week’s Torah Portion

Acharei Mot

𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Acharei Mot After the death — אַחֲרֵי מוֹ is the 29th weekly Torah portion in the annual cycle of Torah reading. It is the sixth weekly portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the Book of Leviticus, containing Leviticus 16:1–18:30. It is named after the fifth and sixth Hebrew words of the parashah, its first distinctive words.

📜 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞: Leviticus 16–18

𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: “On the day of Yom Kippur, the high priest came face to face with God. That is why he first brought incense into the Holy of Holies. The purpose of the incense was to create a cloud of smoke so he would not see the ark of the covenant and die. In this world, even our closest encounters with God are veiled and obscured.”-Torah Club Commentary Set: Unrolling the Scroll

In this week’s Torah portion we read about Yom Kippur aka The Day of Atonement right after observing Passover and The Feast of Unleavened Bread last week. As we continue with the spring feast counting the Omer towards Shavuot we have a chance through the Feast and Holy Days to come face to face with The Most High God through repentance, reflection and yes even celebration. As we read this week’s Torah portion we must remember that Yom Kippur is coming. If we want to experience the power of forgiveness on Yom Kippur and on everyday we must not only fast but we must be transparent before The Most High. This transparency must not be saved for The Day of Atonement. Transparency before The Most High must be a daily practice which will transform our lives. Know that the Feast and Holy Days are practices for intimacy with the divine, Teshuvah (repentance) and celebrating the world to come.

📖 Let’s read this week’s Torah Portion.