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Weekly Message 05.13.2022 Parashat Emor

Parashat - Emor (Speak) Leviticus 21:1 -24:23

HafTorah - Ezekiel 44:15 - 31



Dear friends,


As I mention in my Schrier article, the spring season is flying by, and summer will soon be upon us. We are now more than half way between Pesach and Shavuot, something that we are made aware of each night when we count the Omer.


Thanks to our Metropolitan Ministries crew for another great volunteer session earlier this week!


Our Torah portion this week is the last triennial part from Parashat Emor (23:13-24:13) in the Book of Leviticus. It should be familiar because we read it on Passover and other festivals because the instructions on celebrating the festivals are contained in the part that we will read and study. We will have services at 7:30 pm tonight and 9:30 am tomorrow morning in-person and virtually on zoom as usual. Since I am in New Jersey (my first plane flight in three years) visiting family this week, I will look forward to joining you on zoom.


Then right after Shabbat and on Sunday, we encounter a somewhat unusual, but significant holiday, nonetheless. It is called Pesach Sheni or the Second Passover. It is a day reserved for all who for whatever reason (travel, illness, forgetfulness, etc.) were unable to celebrate Passover during its appointed time a month ago. So, this is considered a makeup day for them, and they should eat matzah and read the Passover story in the Haggadah at that time. This has actually occurred in my family when Chris was in the hospital throughout the eight days of Pesach and beyond receiving a bone marrow transplant. By the time Pesach Sheni arrived, she was home and we turned it into a festive day. So, if by chance, you missed the first Passover for whatever reason, this will be your festival day. Let me know if you need matzah (I have most of a one-pound box left) and a Haggadah.


Looking forward to seeing you on my sister's computer screen!


Shabbat Shalom,


Ron

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FRIDAY:


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Time: May 13, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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