The seventh section of the Book of Leviticus continues the theme of the preceding section. The Jewish people, having been made into “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” at the Giving of the Torah, must adhere to a specific code of conduct in order to fulfill this role properly. Thus, this section opens as G‑d instructs Moses to tell the Jewish people that they must be “holy” (Kedoshim, in Hebrew), i.e., that they must hold themselves to this standard of conduct.