Posts tagged Forgiveness

Vayikra (And He called)

Vayikra

Leviticus 1:1 to 5:26 Leviticus is often seen as a “guidebook” for the Levite priests of Israel. While it starts with an outdated sacrificial system, it contains many ideas that present great truths for today. Even the sacrificial system can spotlight the concepts of what “holiness” is and how to achieve real forgiveness. This week […]

Tzav (Command)

Tzav

Leviticus 6:1 to 8:36 In Biblical times, wrongful acts (sins) were forgiven through animal sacrifices. After the Temple’s destruction, prayer replaced the sacrifices. But, how does prayer forgive sin? This week’s Torah reading gives added details regarding the ritual animal sacrifices as the Eternal speaks to Moses about the “commands” on how Aaron and his […]

Vayikra (And He –God- Called)

Vayikra

Leviticus 1:1 to 5:26 The text discusses animal sacrifices made in the Tabernacle, and later in the Temple. When the Temple was destroyed, sacrifices were replaced with prayer. Is prayer as effective? Last week we finished Exodus and read about the building of the Tabernacle – A home for God in the Israelite community. This […]

Haazinu (Listen)

Tomb or Abraham and Sarah

Deuteronomy 32:1-52 On Shabbat Shuvah we read the words of Moses telling the people that, in the future, they will stray from God and be punished. But, ultimately they will return to God who will restore Israel’s land and inflict vengeance on Israel’s foes. It is no accident that this portion is read during the […]

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