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This week's portion: on grain and offerings

This week's Torah portion, Emor, includes a series of instructions pertaining to grain-offerings and to counting the days between one offering and another. That's part of the focus I chose for my Radical Torah post this week -- the counting of the Omer, and commandments about sharing harvest:

From Pesach to Shavuot, the festival of our liberation to the festival of God's revelation, we count seven times seven weeks. On the fiftieth day our ancestors brought grain to the Temple in Jerusalem. Because we are no longer grain farmers, and no longer operating in the old sacrificial paradigm, we bring the offering of our open hearts to a meeting with God wherever in the world (wherever in all the worlds) we are...

Read the whole thing here: Making our offerings count.

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