Michael writes, "As believers in Yeshua, we understand that it is Yeshua, the living Word which is the full revelation of the Father to mankind (John 1.14)."
Michael writes, "Disobedience to the mitzvot of the LORD has consequences, for sure, but also has good results just as with the discipline of the LORD described in Hebrews..."
Michael writes, "The regulations and requirements are not just to set the kohanim apart, but to insure that all of Israel is holy and set apart to fulfill the LORD’s desire for Bnei Yisrael..."
Michael writes, "Leviticus 19 and 20, which is known in Jewish and Christian circles alike as the Holiness Code, defines actions and attitudes of relationships within the family and the community, as well as those between man and the LORD."
Michael writes, "It is curious that the issue of “uncleanness,” tumah (תמאה) in this week’s parasha has little if anything to do with conscious actions on the part of the people involved."
Michael writes, "Imagine for a moment —the Exodus is past, the Covenant has been sealed at Sinai, the Tabernacle has been meticulously constructed, the priesthood ordained and the ritual life of Bnei-Yisrael begun with the very visible presence and acceptance of Hashem."
Michael writes, "Before anyone says that these are just antiquated Toraic laws that have no relevance on us today, consider the following..."
Michael writes, "The important thing to realize however, is not so much the issues of poor sight, unhearing ears or even the dull heart. Instead, the issue to be remembered is that in Isaiah, it was the inhabitants of Judah who seemed to be dull witted idolaters."
Michael writes, "This “sum” seems to have two purposes: first is to guarantee the running of the Mishkan; second, which seems a little suspicious, is to protect against plagues. Was Israel to “pay the Almighty” protection money?"
Michael writes, "Neglecting to be obedient to His command can have potentially disastrous effects. We cannot tell if the book of Esther would have been written had Saul destroyed the Amalekites just as we cannot tell the result of our disobedience, except in hindsight."