• Ministrations of the priests in the ancient sanctuary
• Explanation of different forms of sacrifice (in the early chapters of Leviticus)
• Laws of (biblical) kashrut
• Differences between situations of ritual purity/impurity and how a person moves between either state (due to bodily discharges, ritualized immersion, and/or sacrifices when the Temple was in existence)
• Establishment of sexual boundaries in relationships
I’ve spent the past 100 days navigating some “difficult” passages in the Torah and some “difficult” mitzvot. I always find that the first half of Leviticus is difficult to navigate when it comes to writing sermons or searching for some contemporary messages and have now familiarized myself with some additional material. I’ll be curious to see what Sefer Ha-Chinuch’s author has to say about Parashat Kedoshim, and what is often called “The Holiness Code.”
As of today, September 1, 2014 - 202 down, 411 to go.