Parsha “Emor” (Leviticus chapters 21 through 24) continues the theme of “holiness” – but this time for a group of people that many ‘christians’ would now see as irrelevant. After all, we have new ‘priests’ today, and the sons of Aaron seem to have been displaced centuries ago.

And, besides, with the world melting down, and at the brink of civil and world war to boot, what difference does it make?

The Erev Shabbat reading:

The continuing theme of Kedoshim is to “be set apart.” Emor comes next.

And the kohenim, or priests, were not only to be “set apart” themselves, but to teach what that means, and were held to a “higher standard” as well.

Bitterly ironic, however, and especially now, is that what replaced the priests of YHVH were ultimately a pagan imitation, where mandated marriage to virgins was turned on its head, to mandated celibacy – except for what Yahuah made clear was abomination.

Arguably, what has happened since should be no surprise. But it will still be denied.

Emor: Compare and Contrast!

The combined two-part teaching is here: