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Tzav Videos

How to Sustain Your Passion
A Taste of Text—Tzav
When you love life, you’re less likely to feel weighed down by your inadequacies.
When Will We No Longer Need to Say “Thank G-d”?
There is more than one way to minimize the spiritual distance between oneself and G-d. Some of these ways will become obsolete in the Messianic era. But the way of gratitude has no expiry date.
Torah in Ten: Tzav
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Torah in Ten: Tzav
Topics include: The prohibition against extinguishing the fire on the altar as an instruction to banish negative attitudes, the Zohar's explanation of why an impure earthenware vessel must be broken to become pure again, how Aaron and his sons reached the level of holiness attained only by Isaac at the Akeida.
Passion: The Best Weapon
Growing Weekly: Parshat Tzav
Thanking G-d (Birkat HaGomel)
Practical Parshah—Tzav
We learn about the thanksgiving offering (korban todah), which is the basis for the blessing recited when one survives a life-threatening situation.
The Need for Passion!
Life Lessons from Parshat Tzav
The daily burnt offering in the Holy Temple is singled out with special encouragement in the Torah, and contains timely messages on commitment and passion in a Jew’s service.
Redemption and the Letter 'Mem'
Letters and Numbers of Torah - Tzav
"This is the law of the burnt offering -- the burnt offering which burns on the fire (mokdah) on the altar all night..." (Leviticus 6:2) In this verse, the word "mokdah," which means fire, is written with a small-sized letter "mem". What is the deeper meaning of this letter?
Inauguration of the Sanctuary
How to Study Torah - Tzav
After seven days and nights of Aaron and his sons staying in the newly constructed Sanctuary in the desert, what transpired in the final, climactic moments of the Sanctuary's inauguration?
Parshah Mnemonics: Tzav
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Tzav contains 96 verses and the mnemonic for it is the word ‘Tzav’ (command). Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the parshah and to the festival of Purim.
The Costly Command
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The Costly Command
Haftorah Hyperlinks: Tzav
Learn the profound connections between the weekly parsha and its related Haftorah.
How to Give Gratitude
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How to Give Gratitude
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the criteria for a thanksgiving offering
The Torah requires a thanksgiving offering for certain situations. When we explore Rashi’s take on this story, we learn that the four stages of gratitude mentioned in the Torah relate to the story of the Exodus.
The Indelible Jew
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The Indelible Jew
Remove the ash and the burning fire will appear
We are like letters carved in stone, not like ink on parchment. Rediscover your rich Jewish background.
The Story of A Young Boy Who Escaped from Iran
Parshat Tzav
In 1979, life changed for Iranian Jews. Amid the chaos of the Revolution, the Rebbe rescued several thousand Jewish youth. Danny Yiftach was one of those children.
When We Have Questions
Something Spiritual on Parshat Tzav
Dress-Code for Divine Dining
The priestly service of removing the ash from the altar
Each morning a priest would remove from the altar a handful of the ashes from the sacrifices of the previous night and place them on the ground alongside it. When the remaining pile on the altar grew to be unduly manageable, the ashes would be removed and deposited in a designated location outside Jerusalem. This class will discuss the priestly dress-code for these procedures and the timely, spiritual relevance for our lives.
Parsha Gems: Tzav & Pesach
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.
Removing the Ashes from the Altar
Understanding the mitzvah of Terumat Hadeshen on five levels.
Quantity or Quality
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Quantity or Quality
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the Torah’s repetition of sacrifices
When the Torah describes the five public sacrifices, it alludes to the fact that each is repeated in this portion to teach us something we did not already know. Through Rashi’s explanation, we come to understand that the Torah also wants us to appreciate that greater quantity sometimes adds value to quality.
Learning the Haftorah: Tzav
The weekly portion from the Prophets
Rabbi Gordon - Tzav: 1st Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Tzav: 2nd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Tzav: 3rd Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Tzav: 4th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Tzav: 5th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Tzav: 6th Portion
Rabbi Gordon - Tzav: 7th Portion
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