Tagged ‘Tzav’

Parashat Tzav, 5778

March 22, 2018 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

A D’var Torah for Tzav by Rabbi Heidi Hoover ’11 This week’s Torah portion, Tzav, continues detailed discussion of the sacrifices, though this week’s text is addressed to the priests and focuses on their duties, while last week’s text was … Continue reading »


Parashat Tzav

March 25, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

by Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky This week’s parashah continues the extensive discussion of the different sacrifies that God commanded the Israelites, and it is therefore not surprising that sacrifices make an appearance in the haftarah chosen for Parashat Tzav. The haftarah … Continue reading »


Parashat Tzav-Shabbat Hagadol

March 26, 2015 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

by Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky The practice of offering korbanot, sacrifices, was central to Israelite and Jewish worship for centuries. While during the Biblical period it may have been natural to offer an animal sacrifice, since then Jewish thinkers have been … Continue reading »


Parashat Tzav-Shabbat Ha-Gadol

March 21, 2013 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Rabbi Judith Edelstein Shabbat Hagadol This “Great Shabbat,” which falls before Pesah, can be viewed as a paradigm for Judaism itself, as well as for the changing role of the rabbi over the centuries. There are a variety of … Continue reading »


Parashat Tzav/Shabbat HaGadol

March 29, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Rabbi Regina L. Sandler-Phillips WHO S ROBBING GOD? The future of life on earth depends upon whether we among the richest fifth of the world s people, having fully met our material needs, can turn to non-material sources of fulfillment. Alan … Continue reading »


Parashat Tzav

March 17, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Vayikra

By Cantor Robin Joseph So, there was this man . . . who was so unhappy with his life . . . he grumbled, complained, and was not grateful for anything. One day the Angel of Death came to him … Continue reading »


Parashat Tzav

March 23, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Jill Minkoff This year, Parashat Tzav coincides with Shabbat HaGadol, the Sabbath preceding Pesah. The Torah verses describe offerings and rituals that help the Jewish people maintain a close relationship with God. For Shabbat HaGadol, we read Malakhi 3:4-24 … Continue reading »


Parashat Tzav

March 18, 2008 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Susan Elkodsi Parashat Tzav continues the instructions for sacrifices, and lays out the role of the kohanim (priests), in this case – Aaron and his sons. It could easily be seen as an instruction manual for the kohanim, complete … Continue reading »


Parshat Tzav

March 29, 2007 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Parshat Tzav: Through the Lens of Healing by Margaret Frisch Klein At first glance this week’s portion, parashat Tzav would appear to be dry ‘ perhaps appropriate for wandering in the desert ‘ but, in reality, there is much to … Continue reading »



May 4, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Making Your Guilty Conscience Holy By Hayley Mica Einhorn In this week’s parashah, Tzav, the Kohanim are commanded to make a burnt offering, a meal offering, a sin offering, a guilt offering, and a sacrifice of well-being to HaShem (God). … Continue reading »