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שׁמיני- "Eighth"

Weekly parashah #26: Shemini

  • Torah: Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1-11:47
  • Haftarah:
    • Sh'mu'el Bet (2 Samuel) 6:1-7:17 (A)
    • Sh'mu'el Bet (2 Samuel) 6:1-19 (Sefard)
  • Greek Scriptures: Luke 7-9
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Leviticus 9:1

Now it came about on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel;

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The Hebrew Words

Shemini means "eight" or "eighth". Shemini (Strong's #8066) is used 29 times in 28 verses in the Tanakh.

Shemini is the root of another Hebrew word: Sheminit (an eight stringed lyre) (Strong's #8067),

First use in Scripture

The first time shemini is used in Scripture is in Exodus 22:30.

Exodus 22:30

"You shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep. It shall be with its mother seven days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.

Last use in Scripture

The last time shemini is used in Scripture is in Zechariah 1:1.

Zechariah 1:1

In the eighth month of the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechariah the prophet, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo saying,

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  • Aharon Offers Sacrifices - Leviticus 9:1
  • The Sin of Nadav and Avihu - Leviticus 10:1
  • Laws about Animals for Food - Leviticus 11:1
  • Avoid the Unclean - Leviticus 11:13

Portraits of Messiah

Verse by Verse Notes

Other Observations


18 of the traditional 613 commandments are found in this parashah.

  • 51- A kohen must not enter the Temple with his head uncovered- Leviticus 10:6
  • 52- A kohen must not enter the Temple with torn clothes- Leviticus 10:6
  • 54- A kohen must not leave the Temple during service- Leviticus 10:7
  • 50- A kohen must not enter the Temple intoxicated- Leviticus 10:9
  • 226- Mourn for relatives- Leviticus 10:19
  • 251- To examine the signs of animals to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher- Leviticus 11:2
  • 255- Do not eat non-kosher animals- Leviticus 11:4
  • 253- To examine the signs of fish to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher- Leviticus 11:9
  • 257- Do not eat non-kosher fish- Leviticus 11:11
  • 256- Do not eat non-kosher fowl- Leviticus 11:13
  • 254- To examine the signs of locusts to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher- Leviticus 11:21
  • 483- Observe the laws of impurity caused by the eight shratzim (insects)- Leviticus 11:29
  • 485- Observe the laws of impurity concerning liquid and solid foods- Leviticus 11:34
  • 482- Observe the laws of impurity caused by a dead beast- Leviticus 11:39
  • 259- Do not eat non-kosher creatures that crawl on land- Leviticus 11:41
  • 261- Do not eat worms found in fruit on the ground- Leviticus 11:42
  • 262- Do not eat creatures that live in water other than kosher fish- Leviticus 11:43
  • 260- Do not eat non-kosher vermin- Leviticus 11:44


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28 verses that include shemini (Strong's #8066)

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Yom Rivi'i, 15 Cheshvan, 5780

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