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Parashas Vayikra (2012)


Vayikra 1

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1 year ago
Chp. 1 verse 1: Introduction and connection to previous book and sedra. Hashem calls out to Moshe. Why the small "Aleph." Why did Hashem have to call him?

Vayikra 10

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10 months ago
Chp. 5 verses 4 - 13: The laws concerning the korban "Olah V'yoreid" the adjustable guilt offering. Animal for a rich man, birds for a poor man, and flour for a very poor man. The designation is not decided at the time of the sin but depends on the financial situation of the sinner at the time that the sacrifice is brought.

Vayikra 11

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10 months ago
Chp. 5 verses 14 - 26: The lecture opens with the sacrifice for Misappropriation, "M'Elah." Continues with the offering for Questionable Guilt, "Asham." The portion ends with the offerings for Dishonesty. The necessity to return the stolen object and the addition of a fifth payed to the owner.

Vayikra 2

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1 year ago
Chp. 1 verse 2: An introduction to sacrifices and their significance. How bringing up an animal sacrifice brings us closer to Hashem.

Vayikra 3

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1 year ago
Chp. 1 verses 3 - 7: The ritual of the "Olah" burnt offering of a male cattle. The slaughtering, the placing of the hands on the animal, the collection of the blood, the sprinkling of the blood on the four corners of the alter. Then the animal is skinned and cut into pieces and the priest places it on the fire.

Vayikra 4

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11 months ago
Chp. 1 verses 8 - 14: conclusion of the ritual of the animal "Olah" burnt offering. Continues with the poor mans burnt offering of a turtle dove or a pigeon.

Vayikra 5

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11 months ago
Chp. 1 verses 15 - 17 Chp. 2 verse 1: Continues with the "Olah" the burnt offering of the bird. Description and explanation of the ritual of "Melika." The priest cuts with his nail against the nape of the neck of the bird and cuts its neck until he reaches the windpipe and the gullet. The blood is pressed against the wall of the alter. The crop is removed and thrown on the east side of the ramp of the alter. Then the bird with its wing feathers are burnt on the alter. Chp. 2, begins with the meal offering which is brought from fine flour, oil, and frankincense.

Vayikra 6

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11 months ago
Chp. 2 verses 2 - 13: Continues with the "Mincah" meal offering. Which consisted of fine flour, oil, frankincense, and salt. There were five different ways that the offering could be prepared. This corresponded to the five live sacrifices that a person could bring, so that the poor man would feel proud of the gift that he was offering to Hashem. The prohibtion of bringing any leaven or honey (fruit juice) on the alter. Finishes with the command that all sacrifices must be brought with salt.

Vayikra 7

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11 months ago
Chp. 2 verses 13 -16 Chp. 3 verses 1 - 17: Continues with the comments on salt used in all sacrifices, and the Omer sacrifice. Chp. 3, The next sacrifice mentioned is the "shelamim" the peace offering. The section describes the animals brought, and which parts are given to Hashem and brought up a as a sacrifice on the alter.

Vayikra 8

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10 months ago
Chp. 4 verses 1 - 26: The sin offering of the High Priest. The sin offering of the community because of the high court. Sin offering for the King.

Vayikra 9

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10 months ago
Chp. 4 verses 27 - 35 Chp. 5 verses 1 - 3: The sin offering of a commoner. Female goats and female sheep as a sin offering. Description of the rituals connected with the sacrifice. Chp. 5 begins with sin of not testifying about something that you have seen or know that would help another person in court. Continues with the Adjustable guilt offering, "Asham."

Parashas Vayikra (2004 - 2007)


Vayikra 1a

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4 years ago
Chp. 1 verse 1 - chp. 2 verse 9: Introduction, Hashem calls out to Moshe and begins to instruct him concerning the sacrifices. First about a burnt offering of a ox, or a sheep, and then a burnt offering of a bird. Chp. 2, continues with the meal offerings and all of their requirements.

Vayikra 1b

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4 years ago
Chp. 2 verse 9 - Chp. 3 verse 17: Continues with the description of the laws of the meal offerings and that salt was needed for all sacrifices. The chp. concludes with the laws of the first fruits. Chp. 3 begins with the laws of an ox that is brought as a peace offering. Continues with a sheep peace offering and then a goat. Chp. ends with a warning not to eat the fat or the blood.

Vayikra 2a

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4 years ago
Chp. 4 verse 1 - chp. 5 verse 13: Begins with the laws of the sin offering. First the sin offering of a high priest who has erred and caused a mistaken action. It continues with an error in judgment taken by the high supreme court and the sin offering that they must bring. It then discusses the sacrifice brought by a ruler who has done a sin against one of the mitzvoth of the Torah. It goes on to discuss the laws of the sin offering of an individual. Chp. 5 continues with the laws of a guilt offering, if he can afford it a sheep, if not, then birds, and if not that, then a meal offering.

Vayikra 2b

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4 years ago
Chp. 5 verses 13 - 26: Concludes the discussion of the guilt offering. Next topic is, unauthorized use of holy things. Continues with the guilt offering brought when one is not sure if he transgressed a commandment whose punishment is excision. Continues with the sins of lying about a deposit or a pledge, robbery, oppression, or finding a lost object, and he swears falsely. He must rectify his transgression, and pay an additional fifth to his victim from whom he stole. And he must also bring a guilt offering for an atonement.


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