Weekly Inspiration 2022 | Shmini | Change Happens Gradually
March 22, 2022
Weekly Inspiration for the Portion of Shmini, March 21, 2022.
[Shemini, Sh’mini] Shmini (שְּׁמִינִי — Hebrew for “eighth,” the third word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 26th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the third in the Book of Leviticus. Parashah Shemini tells of the consecration of the Tabernacle, the deaths of Nadab and Abihu, and the dietary laws of kashrut (כַּשְׁרוּת). The parashah constitutes Leviticus 9:1–11:47. It is made up of 4,670 Hebrew letters, 1,238 Hebrew words, 91 verses, and 157 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah).