Moses has conducted a ceremony to anoint the tent of appointed meeting and the priests who will officiate in it. Teaching for shabbat of march 28th, 2020 donate and support this ministry by clicking here torah. The hebrew noun olah means goes up because the priest would burn the offerings on the wood of the altar, the aroma would go up to be accepted by the lord. This exciting series allows each child in the family to participate in the experience of the weekly parsha torah readi. The tentacles of sefer shemot in vayikra, bamidbar, and. The torah states that of all the various kosher animals, only three kinds would be acceptable for sacrifice upon his altar.
The waters just ran rampant up in the heavens, down on earth, mixing and sloshing with no clear divide. Apparently hashems had a soft spot for salt since day two of creation. Vayikra is the book which discusses karbanot, whose purpose is to bring the people closer to hashem. Vayikra 19 orthodox jewish bible ojb kedoshim 19 and hashem spoke unto moshe, saying, 2 speak unto kol adat bnei yisroel, and say unto them, ye shall be kedoshim holy ones. In this torah portion, god describes the laws of animal sacrifice. In jewish tradition, leviticus is sometimes called the book of sacrifices since it concerns the various offerings brought to the lord for sacrificial purposes in the mishkan tabernacle. The hebrew bible reports several instances of sacrifices before god explicitly called for them in leviticus 17. A cloud now covers the tent of appointed meeting, and the presence of the lord fills the tabernacle. Christian clergy, knew of the talmud only through these unfortunate perversions and caricatures. Dvar torah questions and answers on vayikra questions. Parshah vayikra with torah and haftarah video studies by. The oldest name, perhaps, for vayikra is torat cohanim the law of the priests, since it describes the functions of the cohanim priests and the duties of the priestly nation.
The first offering related in this weeks reading is known as the elevation offering vayikra 1. Parashat vayikra begins the torahs discussion of sacrificial law. Over 40 percent of all of the torahs commandments are found in this central book of the. When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the eternal. Hebrew for and he called, the first word in the parashah is the 24th weekly torah portion, parashah in the annual jewish cycle of torah reading and the first in the book of leviticus. I guess its no wonder that the weather channel is always wrong. This shabbat, we begin the study of the third book of moses, which is called leviticus in english bibles.
It is, therefore, also called the book of holiness. Therefore, it uses the smaller alef to allude to the divine call that all a person has to do to be close to hashem is to make a small opening hashem will take care of the rest. The first kohain gadol, aharon, was appointed by his brother, moshe rabaynu as per hashems command. God explains the different sacrifices that atone for guilt or sins, and distinguishes between sins committed. The instructions for offering a oleh burnt offering fully consumed on the. The hebrew name for leviticus is vayikra, from the opening word which means and he called. This was brought by an individual who was repenting due to any wrong thoughts he may have had midrash tanchuma or a transgression of a specific kind of negative commandment.
Plunge into the wild world of biblical sacrifice with the spiritual insight of maharat rachel kohl finegold, whose clear and inspiring explanation of. Leviticus rabbah, vayikrah rabbah, or wayiqra rabbah is a homiletic midrash to the biblical book of leviticus vayikrah in hebrew. You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock. Just make an opening the size of the eye of a needle, and i will reciprocate with a opening like the entrance to a ballroom. The torah portion, vayikra, presents the laws of korbanot offerings, including the korban olah or burnt offerings. God calls to moses, explain to the sons of israel the ways of bringing offerings to. The narrative of the weekly torahportion in the perspective of our sages five vol. Hebrew for and he called, the first word in the parsha is the 24th weekly torah portion in the annual cycle of torah readings and the original name for the book of leviticus. Zunz dates it to the middle of the 7th century, but the encyclopaedia judaica. The book of leviticus is called vayikra and he called, after the first word of the book. The midrash says the book of vayikra, 3 by moshe weissman. As a young man begins to learn how to learn, he almost immediately encounters the principles of interpretation. The parashah lays out the laws of sacrifices, korbanot. According to leopold zunz, hai gaon 9391038 and nissim knew and made use of it.
Notes of rmm kasher to midrash hagadol for other midrashic approaches to the small aleph. The name leviticus is derived from the septuagint greek translation of the hebrew scriptures. Go up since for each aliya, one person goes up to make a bracha blessing on the torah reading. Plunge into the wild world of biblical sacrifice with the spiritual insight of maharat rachel kohl finegold, whose clear and inspiring explanation of animal sacrifice brings all the gory details to life. The blind leading the lame ilana kurshan, jerusalem, author of if all the seas were ink, a memoir about talmud study forthcoming from st.
While it only takes a good set of priestly genes to be a kohain, qualifications for the position of kohain gadol high priest are a little more complicated. Imagine the cita tion of a chapter from leviticus and one from. Burton visotzky, scholarinresidence at beth israel washtenaw. The shabbos torah reading is divided into 7 sections. Vayikra leviticus chapter 1 parshah vayikra tanakh. Ever since then, it has been the job of the sanhedrin jewish supreme court to pick from the pool of available kohanim and choose the. God explains the different sacrifices that atone for guilt or sins, and distinguishes between sins committed inadvertently and sins committed on purpose. In chapter one of leviticus, god calls to moses from the tent of meeting, giving him the laws of the. Do not presume that this just suddenly happened in a vacuum rather, it followed moshe calling out to hashem, whothen responded magnificently, adam ki yakriv. Welcome to leviticus with parshat vayikra this is where things start to get kinda bloody. Once the chaos of creation cleared, day two brought on a new challenge. The eternal one called to moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying. Rabbi mordechai torczyner rabbi meir lipschitz yutorah mitzion toronto kollel rabbi dovid zirkind ezra goldschmiedt hillel horovitz rabbi baruch weintraub.711 343 566 1338 749 344 1367 336 387 1425 642 566 105 360 425 1431 1159 259 312 667 1162 1423 61 1210 56 130 1017 987 1037 1039 421 853 1177 550 1291 68 1301 475 906 1168 426 951 1148 1312 102 354 765