KEDOSHIM – The Practitioner of Spiritual Mime

This week’s parsha, Kedoshim begins with an injunction to be holy because G-d is holy. The word ‘holy’ is itself an antiquated ‘old-worldly’ English term that defies easy interpretation. The Hebrew, ‘Kadosh’, means to reflect a state of separateness’ – a difficult concept. For our purpose, let us say that ’holy’ means to recognize a higher spiritual state beyond the mundane. Therefore to be ‘holy, because G-d is holy’ means to recognize the world in its higher state and to reflect it in our own lives.