Posts tagged Priests

Emor – Haiku In Torah

Emor

Contact with the dead … Forbidden for Kohanim … Except for close kin — Leviticus 21:1-2 “God said to Moses: Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: None shall defile himself for any dead among his people, except for the relatives that are closest to him: his mother, his father, […]

Tzav – Torah in Haiku

Sacrificial blood … Placed on ears, thumbs and big toes … Of Aaron and sons — Leviticus 8:22-24 He brought forward the … ram of ordination … and it was slaughtered. Moses took some of its blood and put it on the ridge of Aaron’s right ear, and on the thumb of his right hand, and […]

T’tzaveh (Instruct or Command)

T'tzaveh

Exodus 27:20 to 30:10 The text commands the Israelites to mount a lamp in front of the Ark of the Pact … then describes the vestments of the priest. Even thought the text seems remote, both have an impact on our sanctuaries today. This week we read the only parsha from the start of Exodus […]

Tzvav (Command)

Tzvav (Command)

 Tzvav – Leviticus 6:1 to 8:36 The practice of sacrificial offerings ended with the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. But if we examine many of our contemporary traditions, we see that the concept of sacrificial offerings is still very relevant today. “The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: Command Aaron and his sons thus:” […]

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