This year, on Erev Pesach (Monday, April 22, 2024) the Torah reading is parshas Achrei Mot. The Chabad-website notifies that the daily reading of Erev Pesach is the 2nd Portion (Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:18-16:24).

I have trouble finding a connection between Pesach, and what the parsha tells us here. Does anyone know if there are connections between this parsha, and Pesach? Vayikra 16:18 is about Yom Kippur.

What I mean is as follows: the Shelah teaches us that each parasha is read in it's appropriate time, davar yafeh beito. So, there must be a deeper reason why Achrei Mos is being read before Pesach. If we read the parasha, what of that parasha is connected with Pesach?

  • Parts of acharei mot are read just before pesach in every leap year judaism.stackexchange.com/a/112106/759
    – Double AA
    Mar 26 at 20:26
  • @DoubleAA I know, and that is why I asked this question. What connection is there?
    – Shmuel
    Mar 26 at 20:40
  • The sons of aharon seemingly died in Nissan, so the parsha that is the aftermath likely occurred then as well.
    – אילפא
    Mar 26 at 20:44
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    We do it before the chag because of the principle of אין מפטירין אחר הפסח. (Belated PTIJ?) Mar 26 at 20:45
  • For those that wear a Kitel at the Seder and wear a Kitel on Yom Kipur maybe that can be a connection. Mar 26 at 22:27


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