Kingdom of Priests

So you still think Judaism doesn’t seek to influence the spiritual path that non-Jews are on? That Jews have no plan of “conversion” in mind for the rest of the world? That Judaism has no “mission” to humanity? This week’s Torah reading (Acharei-Kedoshim, Leviticus 16:1-20:27) begins with the description of the high priest’s service on Yom Kippur. 

Rabbi S.R. Hirsch notes on Leviticus 16:5: “That which the priest is to be to the [Jewish] people, the people are to be to the rest of mankind, the ‘leading ram’ at the head of God’s flock of human beings, showing the way to accomplish all that is noble and good.”
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