Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for an two-part look at this week’s Torah portion, “Tzav,” from Leviticus chapters 6 through 8.
This time the Erev Shabbat overview continues the instruction about “korbon,” or offerings of various types, and deals most specifically with the priests (cohenim, including Aaron and his sons) and their responsibilities. The perhaps more salient question today is, “what do we learn from all of that NOW?”
The Sabbath Day teaching this week “waxes a bit more philosophical” than some others, because both the concept of “sacrifice” and things that apply to both priests (cohenim) and the mishkan or temple, all no longer exist. But the lessons, and the lies we’ve inherited, absolutely do — and the lessons are arguably more important than ever!