Acharei-Kedoshim – Challenge Draws the Best From Us

The term ‘scape-goat’ is used to describe the assignment of social or economic ills onto a conveniently visible but innocent minority group – thereby avoiding responsibility. But its origins arise in this week’s sedra and actually provide a very important psychological teaching on the importance of ridding ourselves of unnecessary weight of guilt, so that we can function better, be healthier, and become more productive