Inspiration Through Torah in 5776: Acharei Mot

YomKippurShalom! I hope everyone is having a good week thus far. This week, we are studying Acharei Mot in diaspora. This week’s portion talks about Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), the proper place for offering sacrifices, and instruction regarding the prohibitions of eating blood and particular sexual relationships.

You may decide to read the whole portion in one sitting, or you might decide to do the FULL KRIYAH which breaks up the parsha so that you can pace yourself and concentrate on a smaller section each day.

This week, the readings for the Torah portion for each day of the week will be as follows:

1: 16:1-17 (17 p’sukim)

2: 16:18-24 (7 p’sukim)

3: 16:25-34 (10 p’sukim)

4: 17:1-7 (7 p’sukim)

5: 17:8-18:5 (14 p’sukim)

6: 18:6-21 (16 p’sukim)

7: 18:22-30 (9 p’sukim)

In addition to the Torah portion, the haftarah portion is Ezekiel 22:1 – 22:19.

*NEW* The accompanying psalm to be read on Shabbat for this week’s portion is 26.

Continue to journal this week, writing down your thoughts, themes, and Bible verses that come to mind for the individual days, and/or week. If you’d like to focus on personal character development with a larger community, see “Mussar” below the Torah study materials.

Torah Study Materials

Reading materials

Torah Portion Study Guides from Tony Robinson

The Creation Gospel Torah Portions: Vayikra by Dr. Hollisa Alewine


The Parsha Experiment from the AlephBeta team on this week’s parsha.

Torah teachings (from the Torah cycle 5772) by L. Grant Luton

Mussar (Personal Character Development)

Omer Week 2: 
This week, we will focus on the middot within the middah (character trait) of gevurah as an accompaniment to the daily focus on internal work during our counting of the omer. You can go to our previous post here to learn more about the counting of the omer and be sure to check out the link from entitled Daily Omer Meditation for daily exercises.

Blessings and Shalom for a good week,