Shabbat is more than a day of refraining from worldly activity.

When experienced to its spiritual fullest, its holiness enlightens all other days of the week.

We invite you to enhance your Shabbat with these words of Torah.


Painting of the Kotel with lots of colors

Part 3 – A Holy Life: Parashat Acharei Mot/Kedoshim 5783

Part 3 – A Holy Life: Parashat Acharei Mot/Kedoshim 5783

May 4, 2023

Speak to the entire congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them,

You shall be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy.

(Vayikra 19:2)


“The mitzvot ‘bein adam l’chaveiro‘, the commandments of proper conduct between man and his fellow man… also express holiness.


So holiness is not only expressed by separation from the forbidden foods and from forbidden sexual relations. Holiness is also [reflected] by a person’s personal conduct; how one behaves with others, which in turn is a reflection of who a person really is…


The commandments that apply in the behaviour of man and his fellows… are [also] included in the main commandments of holiness… precisely because the whole concept of holiness as defined by separation really means setting a higher standard than the generally accepted norm.”