Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23)
21:1 What two messages is Hashem conveying to the priests?
21:8 What does "You shall sanctify him" mean?
21:14 Why is the High Priest not allowed to marry a widow?
22:27-30 Why after these three verses does the Torah conclude with "I am G-d"?
22:32 What does this verse and Numbers 16:21 have in common? What religious requirement does this form the basis of?
23:2 The word "them " seems superfluous. What is its significance?
Why does the Torah state "speak to the sons of Israel" regarding the Festivals?
23:2-3 Why is Shabbat mentioned?
23:4-5 How can we determine the day of the week a Festival starts from when Passover begins?
23:15 What happens if one forgets to count a day of the Omer? What does this teach us?
Why don't we say Shehechayanu after the blessing to count the Omer?
Is the mitzvah of counting the Omer fulfilled if one does not know the meaning of the Hebrew? Is this different than saying other prayers and blessings in Hebrew and not understanding what is said?
23:16, 21 Why is there no specific date when the Torah was given?
23:24 What is deduced from the words "remembrance of Shofar blasts" in this verse and the words " a day of Shofar blasts" in Numbers 29:1?
23:28-32 Why does the Torah say "on this very day" three times and then conclude with"from evening to evening"?
23:31 Why does this verse mention not working on Yom Kippur and not mention not fasting on Yom Kippur?
23:32 Since we fast on the tenth day why does this verse mention the ninth day?
23:37 The laws of various Holidays are concluded in this verse. Why are the laws of the four Species mentioned two verses later and not included earlier in the laws of Sukkot?
23:39-40 The verses refer to Sukkot. The joy of Sukkot is mentioned twice more in
the Torah (Deuteronomy 16:14 and 16:16). What is so special about Sukkot that it
is singled out for joy?
23:40 What are two meanings of the Four Species?
24:20 Is this verse to be taken literally? What is its meaning? The same applies to "an eye for an eye"?
24:23 Why is "a stone" in the singular and "they stoned" in the plural?