Student Teaching in the New Millenium

5771 Kedoshim IV

In Leviticus on April 29, 2011 at 1:24 am

Why mention honest weights and measures here? Why not mention them earlier, when talking about dealing well with your neighbors? Is this mentioned here to add special emphasis to treating aliens well?

Do the people already in the land qualify as strangers? How can they be strangers in their own homes?

Does Amos say that bad behavior towards neighbors is unnecessary in expounding all the blessings of the faithful?

The sieve metaphor for sinners and the righteous, we were all dispersed, not just sinners. Could “perish” mean assimilate?

Does Amos read this passage as the importance of having standards? If we don’t have standards, how can we behave justly? How can we say God is just? How can we say God “is”?

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