By Marc Katz
Leviticus 18: Don’t Shy Away From Wrestling With The Torah’s Tough Texts
In most traditional synagogues in the United States, the Torah reading for Yom Kippur afternoon is Leviticus 18, a chapter that speaks about sexual sins, supposedly committed by the inhabitants of Canaan, that we Jews should avoid. For generations, the Reform Movement—and, more recently, many Conservative congregations— have chosen to read instead Leviticus 19, which…
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