Kedoshim – Chamishi

Molech: Fire Bad!

By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

G-d told Moshe to warn the Jews that anyone who passes his child through fire as service to the idol Molech would be subject to the death penalty. This is such a serious offense that if the people turn a blind eye to this person’s actions, G-d will have to handle things personally.

G-d then reiterates the prohibition against consulting fortune-tellers, adding that it carries the penalty of kareis (excision).

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