“Be Holy”, is the name of this Sabbath (Kedoshim) –
“We?” Noa is asking in her song:
Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27; Amos 9:7-15 (Ezekiel 20:2-20)
Abstract of the Commentary on this Shabbat
by Michael Schneider, israel today, Jerusalem:
In chapter 19, God addresses treatment of people like the poor or “You shall not curse a deaf man, nor place a stumbling block before the blind” (19:14).
The very wise Jewish scholar, Hillel once said, “Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you. This is the entire Torah. Everything else in the Torah is merely commentary on this mitzvah.”
My advice to you is read through the commandments on holiness and compare yourself to them! “So we will be holy like He is!” (20:7-8 and 26) He wants us to be set apart, departed and “called out” from the world (20:24). Yes, holiness is separation! Because only through holiness can we inherit the Promised Land.
- Straight to the point goes following Video-Commentary
“You shall not turn to the worthless idols, nor shall you make molten deities for yourselves.” (Leviticus 19:4) Don’t fall prey to your own fears and weaknesses and begin shaping false gods to provide easy answers, and in essence become answerable to you. It is you who must shape your being and your destiny to G-d’s will, and by doing so, become answerable to G-d.
Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem: