Parashat Vayikra (And He Called)
March 20, 2021
Nisan 7, 5781
Leviticus 1:1 - 5:26
In this Torah portion, God describes the laws of animal sacrifice. God explains the different sacrifices that atone for guilt or sins, and distinguishes between sins committed inadvertently and sins committed on purpose.
Commentary: I Give, Therefore I Love.
This Torah portion teaches that it’s better to give than receive.
BY ANAT BARBER
(And He Assembled-Accountings Of)
March 13, 2021
Adar 29, 5781
Exodus 35:1 - 40:38
Ezekiel 45:16 - 46:18 | Shabbat HaChodesh
In the Torah portion Vayakhel, God commands the Israelites not to do any work in the sanctuary on Shabbat. The Israelites gather gifts for God. Moses says that Ohaliab and Bezalel should take the gifts of the Israelites and build God’s Sanctuary. In Pekudei, Aaron and the priests are given their clothing for work in the Sanctuary. This marks the completion of the Tabernacle construction. Moses anoints Aaron and his sons to make their priestly positions official. A cloud descends upon the Tent of Meeting, and God’s presence fills the Tabernacle.
The Nature of the Cosmos
Why should we care so much about the details of the Tabernacle?
BY RACHEL ADLER