Ladies and gentlemen: Leviticus. Or, in Hebrew, Vayikra. Perhaps the most boring, or anyway the less exciting, of the five books of the Pentateuch.

There is nothing in Leviticus that compares with the fascinating family dynamics of which Genesis is about. There is nothing, in Leviticus, majestic and inspiring like the story of the Exodus from Egypt or the giving of Ten Commandments. We have instead norms regarding sacrifices, especially animal sacrifices.

And the problem is that we don’t like animal sacrifices. Even those of us who are not vegan nor vegetarian agree on the principle that unnecessary suffering to…

Rabbi Dr Andrea Zanardo, PhD

I’m that Rabbi your woke friends warned you about. You find me at the largest synagogue in Sussex (UK).

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