Loving Leviticus, Sanctifying Everything (or Anything)

I frequently tell my university students that Leviticus is one of my favorite books in Torah. Typically, this elicits variant groans of incredulity. If I say such a thing at a church I am visiting, I usually receive polite looks of utter disbelief – after all, many who are present are likely thanking their lucky stars that Christianity apparently did away with priestly niggling about identifying skin diseases and suchlike. Continue reading