Leviticus

The Torah reflections below are listed in order of bible reference and grouped according to the divisons of the Jewish calendar of readings. 

Parashat Vayikra | Leviticus 1:1 - 5:26

  • Lev 1:1-2. The Lord called Moses | Click here & here
  • Lev 1-5. Drawing near to God | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 43:21-44:23

Parashat Tzav | Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36

  • Lev 7:11-15. Thanksgiving sacrifice | Click here & here
  • Lev 7:26-27. Attitudes to blood|Click here & here
  • Leviticus 8. Aaron's path to priesthood | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23

Parashat Shemini | Leviticus 9:1 - 11:47

  • Lev 9-10. Aaron's family tragedy | Click here & here
  • Lev 11. Dietary laws | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17

Parashat Tazria | Leviticus 12:1 - 13:59

  • Lev 12.1-8. Purification after pregnancy | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: 2 Kings 4:42-5:19

Parashat Metzora | Leviticus 14:1 - 15:33

  • Lev 14:33-53. A 'plague' in the house? | Click here & here
  • Lev 15.1-33. Purification laws | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: 2 Kings 7:3-20

Parashat Aharei Mot | Leviticus 16:1 - 18:30

  • Lev 18:1-5. Resisting enslavement | Click here & here.

Haftarah reflection: Ezekiel 22:1-19

Parashat Kedoshim | Leviticus 19:1 - 20:27

  • Lev 19:2. The command to 'be holy' | Click here & here
  • Lev 19:18  Love your neighbor | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Amos 9:7-15

Parashat Emor | Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23

  • Lev 22:32. The holiness of God's Name | Click here & here
  • Lev 23:33-44. The festival of Sukkot | Click here & here
  • Lev 24:17-22. Eye for an eye | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Ezekiel 44:15-31

Parashat B'har Sinai | Leviticus 25:1 - 26:2

  • Lev 25:1-2. A sabbath year for the earth | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Jeremiah 32:6-27

Parashat Behukotai | Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34

  • Lev 26. Why more curses than blessings? | Click here & here
  • Lev 26:3-13. Walk in God's ways | Click here & here
  • Lev 26:7-8. Strength in unity | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14