Friday 3 May 2024

Shabbos Tzetl: Acharei

5:13pm - Candle Lighting, Friday
6:10pm - Havdalah, Saturday
(Melbourne Australia)
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Please click here to view the Yeshivah Shule Tzetel for Shabbos Mevorchim Iyar, Parshas Acharei. Please click here to view the PDFs of Weekly Publications.   

Leviticus 16:1–18:30
The name of the Parshah, "Acharei Mot," means "after the death of" and it is found in Leviticus 16:1.

Following the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, G‑d warns against unauthorized entry "into the holy." Only one person, the kohen gadol ("high priest"), may, but once a year, on Yom Kippur, enter the innermost chamber in the Sanctuary to offer the sacred ketoret to G‑d.

Another feature of the Day of Atonement service is the casting of lots over two goats, to determine which should be offered to G‑d and which should be dispatched to carry off the sins of Israel to the wilderness.

The Parshah of Acharei also warns against bringing korbanot (animal or meal offerings) anywhere but in the Holy Temple, forbids the consumption of blood, and details the laws prohibiting incest and other deviant sexual relations.

Amos 9:7-15.

This week's haftorah foretells the exiles and punishments that will befall the Jews because they strayed after the ways of the heathens — behavior that this week's Torah reading proscribes.

The prophet Amos delivers G‑d's message, reminding the people of G‑d's kindness to them — taking them out of Egypt and singling them out as His chosen nation. Nevertheless, because of their misdeeds, G‑d will destroy the Northern Kingdom of Israel; but will not completely destroy the house of Jacob. The Jews will be scattered amongst the nations, but eventually they will return to their land — on the day of the redemption. G‑d will then reinstall the House of David to its former glory and there shall be peace and abundance upon the land.

The haftorah ends with G‑d's promise: "And I will return the captivity of My people Israel, and they shall rebuild desolate cities and inhabit [them], and they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their produce. And I will plant them on their land, and they shall no longer be uprooted from upon their land, that I have given them, said the L-rd your G‑d."


For on this day, He shall atone for you (16:30)

On Yom Kippur, the day itself atones . . . as it is written, "For on this day . . . shall atone for you."


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