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Introduction to the Holidays
Questions for Preparation and Self Study
Shiur #1: The Dual Nature of the Chagim in Emor
The Dual Nature of the Chagim in Emor
What is a "moed?" To most of us, the Hebrew word "moed" implies a holiday [i.e. a "yom-tov"]; a more precise English translation would be a 'fixed' [or 'appointed'] time.
So why doesn't Parshat Emor use the Hebrew word "chag" [holiday] or "zman" [a set time] in its description of the holidays? Why is specifically the word Moed emphasized in Vayikra chapter 23?
Furthermore, is it just by chance that the same Hebrew word "moed" is used in the phrase Ohel Moed that describes the Mishkan?
In this week's shiur, we attempt to explain the thematic importance of Sefer Vayikra's description of the Moadim.
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