Posts tagged Sacrifices

Tzav (Command)


Leviticus 6:1 to 8:36 The system of sacrificial offerings as a way of communicating with God has been out of practice for nearly two thousand years. Is its replacement – prayer – an effective substitute? “The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying ‘Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt […]

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:” […]

Vayikra (And He – God – c...

Vayikra (And He – God – called)

Vayikra -Leviticus 1:1 to 5:26 In Vayikra we are given instructions about the types of animal sacrifices that should be made to the Tabernacle. Through this act of sacrifice the Israelites were brought closer to God. Today, even though we don’t sacrifice animals, we still seek a closeness to God through attendance at worship services, […]

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