Friday, May 1, 2015

Text message Acharei mot - Kedoshim

Parashiot Acharei Mot (After the death) and  Kedoshim (you shall be a holy nation)

The second section starts with a chapter that is among the richest in quantity and quality of laws. We read a very famous verse (we usually do not know how to quote its beginning and its end...)
Leviticus 19:18  "You must not take revenge nor hold a grudge against any of your people; instead, you must love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord."
Why do we only remember " you must love your neighbor as yourself" and not the rest of the verse?
Maybe because we forgot that we shall not take revenge with the people we love... and maybe because we forget who is the boss...
I hope that interpretation is incorrect and I am wrong.

In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L

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