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May I suggest reading Covenant and Conversation: A weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible - Leviticus: The Book of Holiness by Rabbi Jonathon Sacks.

This is one of the texts I had to read for Pentateuch class, and it functions as a wonderful introduction to reading about the prophets. If you've often found yourself scratching your head over the laws and priestly regulations laid out in Leviticus, then you'll find this meditation, by a leading Jewish scholar, refreshing and very much in line with Christianity. Rabbi Sacks gives a wonderful description of the central role Leviticus plays in understanding the Pentateuch and the Old Testament (Torah) as a whole. He gives us a wonderful glimpse at the underlying message of the book: which provides us with the meaning of holiness, purity, and ritual as given to us through the priestly, prophet, and wisdom (kingly/ queenly) voices contained in the Old Testament. If you want a better understanding of the world in which Jesus grew up and was educated in, then read this text. Rabbi Sacks also does a wonderful job illustrating the relevance of the message contained in the book of Leviticus for the contemporary world we live in. The call to Holiness is outside of time and spans the ages. If you just can't make sense of the world we live in today, then try seeing the world from the eyes of a the Jewish priesthood. the prophets, and the kings. You might be surprised at what you've been missing. There is a reason Leviticus is the first book Jewish children are taught when studying the Torah. Read this text and find out why.

Please comment if you find this either intriguing or helpful. Thanks! :)

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Out of curiosity, what kind of Judaism does he follow?

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Sleet wrote:
Out of curiosity, what kind of Judaism does he follow?


He is Orthodox, but has had some controversy with Haredi Judaism according to his wikipedia page.

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He served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. As the spiritual head of the United Synagogue, the largest synagogue body in the UK, he was the Chief Rabbi of those Orthodox synagogues, but was not recognized as the religious authority for the Haredi Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations or for the progressive movements such as Masorti, Reform and Liberal Judaism.[1][2] As Chief Rabbi, Sacks formally carried the title of Av Beit Din (head) of the London Beth Din. He is now known as the Emeritus Chief Rabbi.[3]

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