Tzav

"Parsha to the Point" – Tzav 5776

Parshat Tzav (6:1-8:36)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Tzav takes a different approach to discussing the laws of korbanot (offerings) from the way in which they appeared in last week’s Torah portion. Instead of classifying the korbanot according to the person presenting them, differentiating between obligatory sacrifices and voluntary ones, and so forth, Parshat Tzav discusses the same …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Tzav 5776

Parshat Tzav (Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – It has often been said that if an individual were to be incarcerated for his evil thoughts, no one would be living outside of a penitentiary.  Jewish law strongly corroborates this piece of conventional wisdom: “Thoughts or emotions (dvarim shebalev)  are not of significance,” …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Tzav 5776

Parshat Tzav (Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – It has often been said that if an individual were to be incarcerated for his evil thoughts, no one would be living outside of a penitentiary.  Jewish law strongly corroborates this piece of conventional wisdom: “Thoughts or emotions (dvarim shebalev)  are not of significance,” …

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אור תורה: פרשת צו

נקי ומאושר הרב אבי מנצורה מהי פעולת הסרת הדשן במקדש ומדוע כדאי לחייך גם במהלך מאמצי הניקיונות המפרכים לפסח מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ו ניסן תשע”ה, 26/03/2015 בבוקרו של חג הפורים השנה נאנחה אשתי על עומס העבודה בהכנת משלוחי המנות. בתחילה נזכרתי בניקיונות לפסח הבאים עלינו לטובה ונאנחתי גם אני, אבל ככל שחשבתי על …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Tzav 5775

Parshat Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And brought near the second ram, the consecration-inauguration ram, and Aaron and his sons leaned their hands upon the head of the ram. And slaughtered it” (Leviticus 8:22-23). The second part of our portion of Tzav deals with the seven-day induction ceremony of Aaron and his sons …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Tzav 5775

Parshat Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And brought near the second ram, the consecration-inauguration ram, and Aaron and his sons leaned their hands upon the head of the ram. And slaughtered it” (Leviticus 8:22-23). The second part of our portion of Tzav deals with the seven-day induction ceremony of Aaron and his sons …

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Parshat Tzav — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Rabbi Riskin (credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” commentary has been dedicated by Annette and Marc Lieber in loving memory of Gerald Bamberger, z”l   Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Tzav (Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36) Efrat, Israel –  What is the Biblical definition of proper service of the Almighty? To what extent is the sacrificial cult a critical part of Jewish Divine …

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