What We Discussed: Sh’mini

Posted on March 28, 2022

Shalom TBAY!

Wondering what we discussed this past Shabbat? Here is a link to Friday Night’s D’Var Torah: Our Paths to Healing, a special D’var Torah for our COVID Service of Healing and Remembrance.

On Saturday, we discussed the prohibition against priests performing Temple service after having consumed wine. Was the prohibition only against intoxication through wine or from any alcohol? Was it only for performing the service itself or does the verse intend that the priests should not become intoxicated at all? And what was the purpose of the prohibition? What do you think? Here is a link to the Source Sheet.

I hope you will participate in the reading of a complete cycle of Psalms this week in honor of those who have been and continue to be affected by COVID-19. You can sign up to read one here: https://tinyurl.com/TBAY-Psalms . It is very easy. Just pick a Psalm (or two or more) and read it aloud in English or Hebrew, at a time of your choosing.

Shavua Tov!

— Rabbi Rubin : )