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Tzav: Action words

Being a Priest (kohen) wasn’t for wimps. It was a really difficult, physically demanding job. He takes ashes to the fire and back to the altar. He carries ashes outside the camp. He keeps the fire in the Tabernacle burning. … Continue reading

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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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Tzav: The old and the new rituals

My days and my house are about to be awash (literally!) in ritual preparation. It’s almost Passover, and of all the holidays of the year, this is the one that breathes rituals. From the cleaning of the house, to the … Continue reading

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Tzav: Inside their heads – Moses and Aaron

A Midrash.  Aaron is about to be ordained as High Priest, and there will be a very public, very ornate ceremony for him.  These two brothers – what are they thinking at this moment? Moses:  I should be proud of … Continue reading

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