April 22 / Aviv 26, 5777
Parashah: Shemini - "Eighth Day"
(Vayikra) Leviticus 9:1 — 11:47
II Samuel 6:1 — 7:17
In the evening count Omer 12
This week's Parashah speaks about obedience to God. Regardless how well intentioned are our actions, or our deeds, in serving God, they pale in comparison with obedience to Him. God, first and foremost, wants us to listen to Him and to do what He asks us to do. All our good intentions are just dirty rags – “all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment” says the prophet Yeshayahu 64:6. “The road to perdition is paved with good intentions,” goes the saying...
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