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Vayikra 5784

We are now beginning a new book of the Torah, Vayikra also known as Leviticus. It contains the instructions for the Levitical Priesthood and the various offerings. How can we relate to this book today?  Here’s what I gleaned from just the first few verses. In verse 2, we read: “…adam mi yakriv יַקְרִיב mikem […]

Parashat Vayikra 5782

9 Adar ll 5782 Leviticus 1: 1 – 5:26 The Book of Vayikra (Leviticus), which we are beginning this week, is also called Torat HaKohanim, instructions for the Priests. It mostly deals with the Korbanot (the offerings) to be presented in the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Vayikra is a book that from the very beginning, from the […]

Parashat Vayikra 5781

7 Nisan 5781    Are We Polluted?  By Ranebi (Rabbi Netanel ben Yochanan) The events of Vayikra (Leviticus) take place over a period of one month and begins in the first month of the second year after leaving Egypt. It is always important when studying the Torah to ask three things…to whom was it directed, when […]

Parashat Vayikra 5780

We Have Been Called! Nisan 3 5780 This book Vayikra – “And He called”- better known as the book of Leviticus, is also called the Book of the Cohanim. It has three themes: 1) the Korbanot, the offerings 2) Tahor and Tamei, what is clean and unclean, proper and improper and 3) Holiness and the […]