Journal 23- You Shall be Holy, For I Am Holy

This week’s Torah portion is called Kedoshim, which in Hebrew means, “You shall be holy”. The full sentence reads, “You shall be holy because I, your G-d, am holy.” Everyday, I live up to this statement. I am holy from the moment I wake up and I say Modeh Ani, a short prayer thanking G-d for allowing me to live. I am also holy by cleaning my body physically and spiritually. Engaging in spiritual acts, such as praying or studying Torah also makes me holier.