A Deeper Look At The Priestly Role

The Connection Between Kohanim, Community And Separation

Rabbi David Block
Rabbi David Block


This week, a special guest lecturer, Rabbi David Block, asks: Why does the Torah use the culminating moment for the Kohanim – Jewish priests – to go through a long and bizarre induction ceremony? And what do its parallels to a certain other section of text teach us about the deeper role of the priests of the Temple?

By digging into the priestly duties of the Kohanim, a meaningful narrative emerges that helps us to appreciate Jewish priests and leaders today, and to have empathy for their struggles.