Saranac Synagogue News: Shabbos Emor (May 13-14, 2022 / 5-6 Iyar, 5782)

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Saranac Synagogue News: Shabbos Emor (May 13-14, 2022 / 5-6 Iyar, 5782)

·         The Saranac Shul is closed this Shabbos. Please attend the synagogue of your choice. Good Shabbos!

Shalom Aleichem!

Friday: Candle lighting: 8:11 PM, Shabbos begins: 8:29 PM. COUNT 28 Omer.

Saturday: Zeman Shema: before 9:32 AM;   Zeman Tefilah: before 10:45 AM.

Chatzos 1:13 PM, Mincha Gedolah, 1:49 PM. Mincha Ketana, 5:28 PM, Plag Hamincha, 7:00 PM.

Shalosh Seudos before 8:30 PM.

Shabbos ends: Shul tradition, 60 min.: 9:31 PM.   42 min.: 9:13 PM.  72 min.: 9:43 PM. COUNT 29 Omer.

Make a kiddush levana by the end of May 15th.

The Parshah in a Nutshell


Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23

The Torah section of Emor (“Speak”) begins with the special laws pertaining to the kohanim (“priests”), the kohen gadol (“high priest”), and the Temple service: A kohen may not become ritually impure through contact with a dead body, save on the occasion of the death of a close relative. A kohen may not marry a divorcee, or a woman with a promiscuous past; a kohen gadol can marry only a virgin. A kohen with a physical deformity cannot serve in the Holy Temple, nor can a deformed animal be brought as an offering.


A newborn calf, lamb or kid must be left with its mother for seven days before being eligible for an offering; one may not slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same day.


The second part of Emor lists the annual Callings of Holiness—the festivals of the Jewish calendar: the weekly Shabbat; the bringing of the Passover offering on 14 Nissan; the seven-day Passover festival beginning on 15 Nissan; the bringing of the Omer offering from the first barley harvest on the second day of Passover, and the commencement, on that day, of the 49-day Counting of the Omer, culminating in the festival of Shavuot on the fiftieth day; a “remembrance of shofar blowing” on 1 Tishrei; a solemn fast day on 10 Tishrei; the Sukkot festival—during which we are to dwell in huts for seven days and take the “Four Kinds”—beginning on 15 Tishrei; and the immediately following holiday of the “eighth day” of Sukkot (Shemini Atzeret).


Next the Torah discusses the lighting of the menorah in the Temple, and the showbread; (lechem hapanim) placed weekly on the table there.


Emor concludes with the incident of a man executed for blasphemy, and the penalties for murder (death) and for injuring one’s fellow or destroying his property (monetary compensation).



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