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Vayikra: (lit. “And He called”); a) the Book of Leviticus; b) the first Torah reading in that book
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Likkutei Sichos, Vol. VII, p. 20ff. I. In many years,[I.e., whenever there is a leap year.] Parshas Vayikra is read on a Shabbos which is close to Purim. This leads to the conclusion that the significance and positive quality of Purim is alluded to in thi...
“Vayikra (he called) to Moses… when any person of you will offer a korban...” -Vayikra 1:12 The letter aleph in the first word of this parshah (Vayikra) is smaller than the normal size of all letters in the Torah. This small aleph indicates the extraordin...
The Sidra of Vayikra is about sacrifice: The offerings that were made in the Sanctuary, and the procedure that surrounded them. What does it mean to us today, when there is no Temple? Two Temples were destroyed. But many millions were not, and could not b...
Before G-d communicated the laws of sacrifices to Moses, He called to him. Our Rabbis explain that this calling was not directly associated with communicating a message. Instead, it was a sign of closeness and love. G-d wanted to make a point of showing h...
Vayikra means “And He called.” It is the name of the third Chumash and the first word of that Chumash. When we look at the word Vayikra, we can see that it has an unusual sized letter. The last letter of this word, the alef, is very small. This is not the...
Vayikra; Leviticus 1:1-5:26;
Adapted from Likkutei Sichos, Vol. VII, pgs. 24-26; Vol. XVII, pgs. 12-15; Sefer HaSichos 5750, Vol. I, p. 327ff Within the Many One Even a brief look at our people reveals a great heterogeneity, for there is hardly a country or a setting in which Jews ha...
The Eternal Relevance of the Beis HaMikdash The Book of Vayikra concerns itself primarily with the sacrificial offeringsSee the Ramban’ s preface to the Book of Vayikra. which were one of the central services carried out in both the Sanctuary and the Beis...
"Leviticus deals with the various aspects of holiness. Holiness is found in all of the book’s subjects, in the major principles as well as in the small particulars"
Vayikra
My work was stunted. My ideas were disjointed. I felt ill at ease with my life and with my accomplishments.
Leviticus 1:1–5:26
Leviticus, the third book of the Torah, contains very little “action”; it is primarily devoted to the rules governing the relationship of G d with the Jewish nation and with each person as an individual. The first two-and-a-half sections describe the proc...
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