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Shabbat Schedule

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Tzav

Friday Night

: 6:30p
Candle Lighting
: 7:07p

Shabbat Day

Daf Yomi
: 8:00a
: 9:00a
: 9:15a
Taste of Torah
: 10:00a
Shabbat HaGadol Derasha
: 11:30a
: 7:05p
: 8:10p


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Shabbat - Vayikra Parshah Summary
In the Sidrah, God calls to Moses from the Tent of Meeting and communicates to him the laws of the korbanot, the animal and meal offerings brought in the Sanctuary. These include:
• The “ascending offering” (olah) that is wholly raised to God by the fire atop the altar;
• Five varieties of “meal offering”(minchah) prepared with fine flour, olive oil and frankincense; • The “peace offering” (shelamim), whose meat was eaten by the one bringing the offering, after parts are burned on the altar and parts are given to the Kohanim (priests);
• The different types of “sin offering” (chatat) brought to atone for transgressions committed erroneously by the high priest, the entire community, the king or the ordinary Jew;
• The “guilt offering” (asham) brought by one who has misappropriated property of the Sanctuary, who is in doubt as to whether he transgressed a divine prohibition, or who has committed a “betrayal against God” by swearing falsely to defraud a fellow man.

Shabbat - Tzav Parshah Summary
   In the Sidrah, God instructs Moses to command Aaron and his sons regarding their duties and rights as Kohanim (priests) who offer the korbanot (animal and meal offerings) in the Mishkan (Sanctuary).  Beginning with the Exodus in 1220 B.C.E. and for some thirteen centuries later, the offering of sacrifices
was considered the way to worship God.

   The fire on the altar must be kept burning at all times. In it are burned the wholly consumed ascending offering; veins from the peace, sin and guilt offerings; and the “handful” separated from the meal offering.
   The Kohanim eat the meat of the sin and guilt offerings and the remainder of the meal offering. The peace offering is eaten by the one who brought it, except for specified portions given to the Kohen. The holy meat of the offerings must be eaten by ritually pure persons in their designated holy place and within their specified time.
   Aaron and his sons remain within the Sanctuary compound for seven days during which Moses initiates them into the priesthood

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Mon, March 30 2020 5 Nisan 5780