Torah Pearls #26 – Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47)

Torah Pearls Shemini, leviticus, Nehemia Gordon, Keith Johnson, Jono Vandor, Torah portion, strange fire, Aaron, judgment, Yehovah, Be Holy for I am Holy, Torah PearlsIn this week's Original Torah Pearls, we discuss the Torah portion of Shemini covering Leviticus 9:1-11:47. The blessing of fire falling from Heaven, the sin of strange fire offered by Aaron’s sons, and the judgement of fire from Yehovah! Also, listen in as Nehemia Gordon eats a grasshopper! And, was Tevye right when he declared in Fiddler on the Roof that in the Good Book, “somewhere there is something about a chicken!” And what about the duck, goose and the swan? Lastly, what does it mean when Peter quotes Leviticus 11:45, “Be Holy for I am Holy” in 1 Peter 1:15? All this and more in this week’s Torah Pearls!

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9 thoughts on “Torah Pearls #26 – Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47)

  1. Thankyou so much for your teaching. For Charing your wisdom.
    But I am wondering about Vayikra 11:11, here they use a stronger word “detestabel” and also that it applise to their carcasses. Does this mean that I can not touch the Shell of the shrimp?

  2. I was reading Judges 6 last night and noticed that Gideon offered a sacrifice to YHWH as a result of his encounter with the Angle of the LORD on his own. I really thought that only a priest was to perform that duty, if it were to be acceptable. The generations that grew up who did not know YHWH, (Judges 1) did they not have the Tabernacle or service in place in order to worship? How is it that YHWH allows alters and sacrifices outside of the Tabernacle and priestly order He established?
    Just curious.

  3. Indeed a very interesting conversation. All of Torah continues to tug atme with many questions.
    Most important can anyone expound on how one can follow when so much of Prophet writings tell them and now us, those appointed went after other baal/gods???
    After all, all have been born in sin, YHWH setup for us to obey Him alone!

    Thanks for any response.

  4. Thank you for the commentary how does KOSHER coming to this? now most people are talking about KOSHER but not clean and unclean. Do you have any article on Kosher? if you do can you send to me. YeHoVaH bless. Moses
    moekwuabu@yahoo.com

  5. Thank you for imparting wisdom and insight on what is, sadly, a new concept for me…following Torah. Concerning the teaching of Lev. 11, I was wondering if you could bring some clarification on verses 32-39. Is this speaking specifically of the swarming things or is it referring to all unclean animals? I’ve been told it applies to all unclean animals, but when I read it, it seems to me in context, it’s talking of the swarming things. How does this affect eating out in restaurants, or buying meats from the grocery stores? I’m confused, and welcome any insight you have on this topic. Thank you again.

    Shalom

    Paula Stein

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