This week’s portion begins a new book of the Bible, Leviticus. It is fascinating to look at the first and last words of each of the books of the Torah:
Genesis: When God began to create the heavens and the earth ... in a coffin in Egypt.
Exodus: These are the names of the children of Israel who came to Egypt ... throughout their journeys.
Leviticus: The Lord called out to Moses ... on Mount Sinai.
Numbers: In the wilderness of Sinai ... on the Jordan opposite Jericho.
Deuteronomy: These are the words which Moses spoke ... in the sight of all Israel.