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artwork: Boris DubrovDid you know that from the Rabbinic period to the mid 20th century it was a common practice for children to begin their Torah learning with the book of Vayikra?

Why do you think Vayikra was chosen as the book to initiate Torah learning?

What challenges does this practice present?

In the opening lesson of Vayikra (Leviticus): A Call to Holiness, we explore possible rationales and reasons for this practice and what it tells us about the underlying messages of the book of Vayikra.

Sign up to study Vayikra online. Our 10-week class starts Thursday, March 14. Information and registration details here.

(Artwork: Learning the Wisdom of the Torah in the Shtetl, by Boris Dubrov)

 

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