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Becoming a Kingdom of Priests: Achrei Mot (Leviticus 16:1-18:30)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/becoming_a_kingdom_of_priests_achrei_mot_leviticus_161-1830_20110412

I want to recruit you into an order to which all Jews belong: the Mamlechet Kohanim, the Kingdom of Priests. I begin my campaign as we read of Aaron, the priest, and the instructions given him when he is, according to 12th century commentator Nachmanides, “in the most severe stage of mourning,” a time of sadness when “the Holy Spirit does not manifest itself.”

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