Bullet Point Summary
– YHWH tells Moshe to tell Aharon not to come into the holy place at any time
– Aharon shall bathe himself and put on the holy garments
– Aharon shall take a bullock for himself and a ram for a burnt offering and bring 2 goats to the door of the tabernacle
– Aharon shall cast lots upon the two goats
– Aharon shall bring the goat that YHWH’s lot fell on for a sin offering
– The other goat shall be the scapegoat
– Aharon shall bring the bullock for himself and kill it for a sin offering
– Aharon shall burn incense upon the altar of incense to cover the mercy seat
– Aharon shall sprinkle the blood of the sin offering for himself and the people before the mercy seat seven times
– Aharon shall put the blood of the sin offering upon the horns of the altar and sprinkle it seven times
– Aharon shall put his hands upon the scapegoat and confess the sins of Yisra’el and send him into the wilderness
– Aharon shall put off the holy garments and put on his garments and offer the burnt offering
– The fat of the sin offering shall be burnt upon the altar
– The person who let the scapegoat go shall wash his clothes, bathe himself, and come inside the camp
– On the 10th day of the seventh month shall be the day of atonement, you shall do no work
– If Yisra’el offers sacrifices to devils they shall be cut off from their people
– Yisra’el shall not eat blood because the blood belongs to YHWH and it atones for our souls
– Anybody who eats something that died of itself or was torn by beasts shall wash his clothes bathe himself and be unclean until even
– You shall not do the ways of the Kena’anim that possessed the land before you
– You shall not uncover the nakedness of your near kin
– You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her time of separation
– You shall not lie with your neighbor’s wife
– You shall not let your seed pass through the fire to Molech
– You shall not lie with mankind as womankind
– You shall not lie with any beast
– You shall not do the wicked things that the nations do
– Haftarah – Yisrael has spread sin and shall be punished
Parashat Text with Readers and Daily Portions (Reader 1 Starts on Saturday Evening)
Acharei Mot “After the Death”
Lev 16:1 – 18:30 , Ezekiel 22:1 – 19
Reader 1 (Saturday Evening Portion)
Lev 16:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe after the death of the two sons of Aharon, when they
offered before YHWH, and died;
Lev 16:2 And YHWH said unto Moshe, Speak unto Aharon your brother, that he come not at all
times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he
die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.
Lev 16:3 Thus shall Aharon come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin offering,
and a ram for a burnt offering.
Lev 16:4 He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh,
and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are
holy garments; therefore shall he wash * his flesh in water, and so put them on.
Lev 16:5 And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Yisra’el two kids of the goats
for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.
Lev 16:6 And Aharon shall offer * his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make
an atonement for himself, and for his house.
Lev 16:7 And he shall take * the two goats, and present them before YHWH at the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation.
Lev 16:8 And Aharon shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for YHWH, and the other lot for
Lev 16:9 And Aharon shall bring * the goat upon which YHWH’S lot fell, and offer him for a sin
Lev 16:10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before
YHWH, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go * for a scapegoat into the
(Sunday Morning Portion)
Lev 16:11 And Aharon shall bring * the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall
make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill * the bullock of the sin
offering which is for himself:
Lev 16:12 And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before
YHWH, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail:
Lev 16:13 And he shall put * the incense upon the fire before YHWH, that the cloud of the
incense may cover * the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not:
Lev 16:14 And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the
mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger
Lev 16:15 Then shall he kill * the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring * his
blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and
sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
Lev 16:16 And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the
children of Yisra’el, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do
for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remains among them in the midst of their
Lev 16:17 And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goes in to
make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and has made an atonement for
himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Yisra’el.
Reader 2 (Sunday Evening Portion)
Lev 16:18 And he shall go out unto the altar that is before YHWH, and make an atonement for
it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the
horns of the altar round about.
Lev 16:19 And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it,
and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Yisra’el.
Lev 16:20 And when he has made an end of reconciling * the holy place, and the tabernacle of
the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring * the live goat:
Lev 16:21 And Aharon shall lay * both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess
over * him all the lawlessness of the children of Yisra’el, and all their transgressions in all
their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a
fit man into the wilderness:
Lev 16:22 And the goat shall bear upon * him all their lawlessness unto a land not inhabited:
and he shall let go * the goat in the wilderness.
(Monday Morning Portion)
Lev 16:23 And Aharon shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off * the
linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them
Lev 16:24 And he shall wash * his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on * his garments,
and come forth, and offer * his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and
make an atonement for himself, and for the people.
Reader 3 (Monday Evening Portion)
Lev 16:25 And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.
Lev 16:26 And he that let go * the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe * his
flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
Lev 16:27 And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, * whose blood
was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth outside the camp;
and they shall burn in the fire * their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.
Lev 16:28 And he that burns them shall wash his clothes, and bathe * his flesh in water, and
afterward he shall come into the camp.
(Tuesday Morning Portion)
Lev 16:29 And this shall be a statute forever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth
day of the month, you shall afflict * your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of
your own country, or a stranger that sojourns among you:
Lev 16:30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you
may be clean from all your sins before YHWH.
Lev 16:31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and you shall afflict * your souls, by a statute
Lev 16:32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate * to minister in
the priest’s office in his father’s stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on * the linen
clothes, the holy garments:
Lev 16:33 And he shall make an atonement * for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an
atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an
atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.
Lev 16:34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the
children of Yisra’el for all their sins once a year. And he did as YHWH commanded * Moshe.
Reader 4 (Tuesday Evening Portion)
Lev 17:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Lev 17:2 Speak unto Aharon, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Yisra’el, and say
unto them; This is the thing which YHWH has commanded, saying,
Lev 17:3 What man soever there be of the house of Yisra’el, that kills an ox, or lamb, or goat, in
the camp, or that kills it outside of the camp,
Lev 17:4 And brings it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an
offering unto YHWH before the tabernacle of YHWH; blood shall be imputed unto that
man; he has shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people:
Lev 17:5 To the end that the children of Yisra’el may bring * their sacrifices, which they offer in
the open field, even that they may bring them unto YHWH, unto the door of the tabernacle
of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer them for peace offerings unto YHWH.
(Wednesday Morning Portion)
Lev 17:6 And the priest shall sprinkle * the blood upon the altar of YHWH at the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for a sweet savor unto YHWH.
Lev 17:7 And they shall no more offer * their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a
whoring. This shall be a statute forever unto them throughout their generations.
Reader 5 (Wednesday Evening Portion)
Lev 17:8 And you shall say unto them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Yisra’el, or of
the strangers which sojourn among you, that offers a burnt offering or sacrifice,
Lev 17:9 And brings it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it unto
YHWH; even that man shall be cut off from among his people.
Lev 17:10 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Yisra’el, or of the strangers that sojourn
among you, that eats any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eats
* blood, and will cut him off * from among his people.
Lev 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to
make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul.
Lev 17:12 Therefore I said unto the children of Yisra’el, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither
shall any stranger that sojourns among you eat blood.
Lev 17:13 And whatsoever man there be of the children of Yisra’el, or of the strangers that
sojourn among you, which hunts and catches any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall
even pour out * the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.
Lev 17:14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto
the children of Yisra’el, You shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh
is the blood thereof: whosoever eats it shall be cut off.
Lev 17:15 And every soul that eats that which died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts,
whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and
bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean.
Lev 17:16 But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his lawlessness.
(Thursday Morning Portion)
Lev 18:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Lev 18:2 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, and say unto them, I am YHWH your Elohim.
Lev 18:3 After the doings of the land of Mitzrayim, wherein you dwelt, shall you not do: and
after the doings of the land of Kena’an, where I bring you, shall you not do: neither shall you
walk in their ordinances.
Lev 18:4 You shall do * my judgments, and keep my ordinances, to walk therein: I am YHWH
Lev 18:5 You shall therefore keep * my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall
live in them: I am YHWH.
Reader 6 (Thursday Evening Portion)
Lev 18:6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their
nakedness: I am YHWH.
Lev 18:7 The nakedness of your father, or the nakedness of your mother, shall you not uncover:
she is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Lev 18:8 The nakedness of your father’s wife shall you not uncover: it is your father’s
Lev 18:9 The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or daughter of your mother,
whether she be born at home, or born abroad, their nakedness you shall not uncover.
Lev 18:10 The nakedness of your son’s daughter, or of your daughter’s daughter, their
nakedness you shall not uncover: for theirs is your own nakedness.
Lev 18:11 The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of your father, she is your
sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Lev 18:12 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister: she is your father’s near
Lev 18:13 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister: for she is your mother’s
Lev 18:14 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, you shall not approach
to his wife: she is your aunt.
Lev 18:15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter in law: she is your son’s wife;
you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Lev 18:16 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife: it is your brother’s
Lev 18:17 You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shall you
take * her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they
are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.
Lev 18:18 Neither shall you take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness,
beside the other in her life.
Lev 18:19 Also you shall not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is
put apart for her uncleanness.
Lev 18:20 Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with
Lev 18:21 And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shall
you profane * the name of your Elohim: I am YHWH.
Reader 7 (6th Day Friday Morning Double Portion)
Lev 18:22 You shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Lev 18:23 Neither shall you lie with any beast to defile yourself therewith: neither shall any
woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
Lev 18:24 Defile not you yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled
which I cast out before you:
Lev 18:25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the lawlessness thereof upon it, and the
land itself vomits out * her inhabitants.
Lev 18:26 You shall therefore keep * my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any
of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourns
Lev 18:27 (For * all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you,
and the land is defiled;)
Lev 18:28 That the land spue not you out * also, when you defile it, as it spued out * the nations
that were before you.
Lev 18:29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit
them shall be cut off from among their people.
Lev 18:30 Therefore shall you keep * my ordinance, that you commit not any one of these
abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that you defile not yourselves
therein: I am YHWH your Elohim.
Haftarah (Shabbat Evening Portion)
Eze 22:1 Moreover the word of YHWH came unto me, saying,
Eze 22:2 Now, you son of man, will you judge, * will you judge the bloody city? yea, you shall
show * her all her abominations.
Eze 22:3 Then say you, Thus saith YHWH Elohim, The city sheds blood in the midst of it, that
her time may come, and makes idols against herself to defile herself.
Eze 22:4 You are become guilty in your blood that you have shed; and have defiled yourself in
your idols which you have made; and you have caused your days to draw near, and are come
unto your years: therefore have I made you a reproach unto the nations, and a mocking to all
Eze 22:5 Those that be near, and those that be far from you, shall mock you, which are
infamous and much vexed.
Eze 22:6 Behold, the princes of Yisra’el, every one were in you to their power to shed blood.
Eze 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of you have they dealt by
oppression with the stranger: in you have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
Eze 22:8 You have despised my holy things, and have profaned my sabbaths.
Eze 22:9 In you are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in you they eat upon the mountains:
in the midst of you they commit lewdness.
Eze 22:10 In you have they discovered their fathers’ nakedness: in you have they humbled her
that was set apart for pollution.
Eze 22:11 And one has committed abomination with his neighbor’s wife; and another has
lewdly defiled * his daughter in law; and another in you has humbled * his sister, his father’s
Eze 22:12 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase, and
you have greedily gained of your neighbors by extortion, and have forgotten me, saith
Eze 22:13 Behold, therefore I have smitten my hand at your dishonest gain which you have
made, and at your blood which has been in the midst of you.
Eze 22:14 Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with
you? I YHWH have spoken it, and will do it.
Eze 22:15 And I will scatter you among the nations, and disperse you in the earth, and will
consume your filthiness out of you.
Eze 22:16 And you shall take your inheritance in yourself in the sight of the nations, and you
shall know that I am YHWH.
Eze 22:17 And the word of YHWH came unto me, saying,
Eze 22:18 Son of man, the house of Yisra’el is to me become dross: all they are copper, and tin,
and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are the dross of silver.
Eze 22:19 Therefore thus saith YHWH Elohim; Because you are all become dross, behold,
therefore I will gather you into the midst of Yahrushalayim.
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