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How to be a priest: Parashat Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23)

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

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/how_to_be_a_priest_parashat_emor_leviticus_211-2423_20120509

Leviticus is the biblical book rabbis do not want you to read. Saturated with sacrificial minutiae and unsettling descriptions of ritual impurity, its countless sheep and goat offerings seem a more effective salve for insomnia than any woe that pains the heart. After all, what do wave offerings or incense recipes have in common with more substantive things, like wireless Internet or the smell of freshly brewed java in the morning?

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