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Weekly Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 26

April 29, 2023; 8 Iyar, 5783

Parsha “Speak to the entire nation of Israel and say unto them, ‘Kedoshim Tihiyu,’ you shall be holy, for I, your G-d, am holy.” (Leviticus 19:2)

The Midrash (Vayikra Rabbah 24:9) explains: “You may think that with this holiness that I expect of you, comes the ability to even reach My [Hashem’s] level of Holiness. Therefore, the Passuk comes to teach you that that is not the case, ‘for I, your G-d, am Holy,’ which teaches that my Holiness is above your [capacity for] holiness.”

There is a fascinating explanation to this Midrash regarding why we cannot reach the level of holiness of Hashem....


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