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Tzav – “Give the Command”

Our parasha this Shabbat is entitled Tzav, meaning “Give the Command!” and covers Leviticus 6-8. It opens by describing the steps for restitution when someone has defrauded another over property. This includes finding lost property and lying about it or having something entrusted to you and lying to the owner saying that it was lost or stolen in order to

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Tzav – “Command”

This week’s parasha is entitled, Tzav, which means “Command,” and it covers Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36.  The book of Leviticus was written to show Israel how to live as a holy nation, in fellowship with God, and to prepare the nation for the high service of mediating the redemption of God to all other nations. Did you know that the

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Tzav – “Command”

Shabbat Shalom. Our parasha for this week is parasha Tzav, which translates to “Command” and covers Leviticus 6:1-8:36. We begin in Leviticus 6 and then continue into chapter 7, where we are given more information about the five different types of offerings to the Lord, and instructions concerning them for the priesthood, specifically their disposal. The burnt offering is described

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Tzav – “Give the command”

The second parasha today is entitled Tzav - an imperative verb meaning “Give the command” from the same word we get mitzvah. It covers Leviticus chapters six through eight. God tells Moses to command Aaron and his sons how to carry out their priestly duties. The previous chapters had to do with the offerings from the perspective of the people.

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Tzav – “Give The Command”

The parasha this Shabbat is entitled Tzav, meaning “Give the Command!” and covers Leviticus 6-8. One of the very first things mentioned is the command that fire be kept burning continually on the altar; it was never to go out (6:9, 13). Josephus records (and the rabbis confirm) that during the time of the Second Temple, a special day was

By |2017-01-30T21:42:22-04:00March 28th, 2015|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tzav – “Give The Command”

Tzav-Shemini – “Command-The Eighth”

This week’s parasha is a double-portion, entitled Tzav and Shemini, covering Leviticus 6:8 through 11:47. Tzav means “command” because Adonai commanded Moses how various offerings were to be carried out. And in turn, Moses commanded Aaron and his sons how to carry out their priestly duties. Shemini, means "the eighth," referring to the eighth day of the inauguration of the

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Tzav – “Give The Command”

This weeks parasha is entitled Tzav, which means “Give the command”.  Adonai commands Moses concerning how various offerings are to be carried out. In turn, Moses commands Aaron and his sons as to how they are to carry out their priestly duties. From Levitiucs 6 -8:31 Adonai outlines the laws of the grain offering, sin offering and peace offerings, how

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