Emor: Chapter 22

Holiness and those summoned from holiness


Rabbi Yitzchak speaks about seeking the face of Hashem. This leads into a discussion of the festivals and holidays, and of the psalms and poetry of David, who spoke the words of Yisrael to Zeir Anpin. The celebrations draw holiness from above. Rabbi Yosi talks about the six days of work; Rabbi Chiya says that the six days are not considered holiness because it is permitted to work on them. Rabbi Yehuda tells us about the great holiness of Shabbat; on that day even the wicked in Gehenom are given respite from their punishments. He says that the day of Shabbat is a delight.