Thursday, April 28, 2011

Parshat Acharei Mot and Parshat Kedoshim

Click to read the basic information regarding Parshat Acharei Mot and Parshat Kedoshim.

Here are some previous posts of mine on those parshiot:

    And here's my pet peeve: Why do some people seem to insist on following exclusively the rabbinic interpretation of "Lo t’kalel cheresh (Do not mock the deaf . . . ) v’lifnei iver lo titen michshol (and in front of a blind person do not put a stumbling block)" . . . (Parshat Kedoshim, Leviticus chapter 19, verse 14). The rabbis interpreted this phrase to mean that one should not mock a person who's not there (and/or able?) to defend him/herself, and that one should refrain from tempting a person to sin or leading a person to sin out of ignorance. That's an excellent interpretation, but I'm a strong believer that one should also pay attention to the literal meaning (p'shat) of this text, and I have good reason to insist on this.


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