There are many commandments given to us this week that help the Jewish People remain holy just like God. We learn about respecting others, and being fair and just. We even are reminded to watch out for those who are less fortunate like the poor, blind and deaf.
This week we are taught how to be a holy nation.
One of the most famous commandments comes out of this week’s Torah reading: loving your neighbor as you do yourself. It may not be easy to always love everyone around you, but God seems to think that we can do it. This week we’re making friendship bracelets to embrace the idea of celebrating love and friendship.
In this week’s Torah’s reading, we are asked not to glean the corners of our fields — including our vineyards.
This week we get a crash course in holiness as God lays out His expectations on how we become a holy nation.