Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tzav: The holy touch

“Anything that touches these shall become holy.” (Lev 6:11) “Anything that touches its flesh shall become holy…” (Lev 6:17) I guess Leviticus teaches us that you can catch cooties from something. Or someone.  In Leviticus, there are two ways of … Continue reading

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Vayikra: Dash or sprinkle?

Welcome to the Mishkan, please line up with your personal offering.   Be it an offering of thanks, atonement, well-being, trespass or sin,  there is one thing common to what the priest does when you step up and slaughter the offering.  … Continue reading

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Pikudei: Pay attention to the mix

“The ephod was made of gold, blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and fine twisted linen.” (Ex 39:2) This week’s parasha, Pikudei, restates a lot of what has come before, again laying out the details of the building of the Mishkan, … Continue reading

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