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

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

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/parashat_emor_leviticus_211-2423_20100427

Our Torah portion this week contains a story filled with more tragedy and pathos than any soap opera. A young man, whose mother was an Israelite woman by the name of Shlomit bat Divri but whose father was Egyptian, gets into an argument with another fellow. Scripture does not reveal their exchange, but, as a result of this quarrel, Shlomit’s son cursed God, which was deemed a capital offense; he was executed by Moses’ court.

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