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Korbanot (Sacrifices and Offerings)

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"ויקרא אל משה" “And He called to Moshe.” (1:1) QUESTION: Why is it customary for children to begin learning Chumash with Vayikra rather than Bereishit? ANSWER: Little children are innocent and pure (tahor) and Chumash Vayikra discusses karbanot — sacrific...
The Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer begins his first treatiseKuntres HaTefillah (Tract on Prayer). Written in 1900, fifth edition printed in Brooklyn, 1946. [English rendition, Brooklyn, 1992.] written for the students of the Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim, [Talmudica...
Why Confine G-d to a Single Place? Parshas Terumah relates G-d’s command to take gold and silver and other articles (13 different substances according to some commentaries,Shir HaShirim Rabbah 4:13; Zohar, Vol. II, p. 148a; Midrash Tanchuma, Terumah, sec....
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...
One of the differences between the Paschal offerings brought in Egypt and subsequent Paschal offerings is that those brought in Egypt were sacrificed by each family within their homes, while the later Paschal offerings had to be sacrificed in the Mishkan ...
"ואתה תצוה את בני ישראל" “And you shall command the Children of Israel.” (27:20) QUESTION: Why is the name of Moshe not mentioned in Parshat Tetzaveh? ANSWER: Moshe died on the seventh day of Adar, which usually occurs during the week when Parshat Tetzave...
Two Offerings: Water and Wine Our Sages state Sukkah 51b. that “he who has not witnessed the cele­bration of Simchas Beis HaShoevah has never seen happiness in his life.” This refers to the celebration which accompanied the water libation, the offering of...
In the Torah reading of Shekalim, G‑d tells Moses to instruct the Jews to contribute a half-shekel in order to atone for the sin of the Golden Calf. Our Sages explain that Moses had a difficult time understanding what it was that he had to do. So G‑d show...
In the Torah portion of Pikudei, we find G-d commanding Moshe to erect the Mishkan and place its vessels inside.Shmos 40:1ff. In conjunction with this command, G-d also told him to perform various services: In association with “You shall bring in the Tabl...
Laws of the Sin-offering
Leviticus 6:1 "This is the law of the sin-offering" We are commanded to follow the procedures and rules detailed in the Torah for presenting a sin offering.
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