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Torah Portion:  Tzav

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Dear Friend,


Pesach is coming close! We’ve got an amazing Seder to Go kit that we’ve managed to put together. Full details here. And don’t forget to sell your chametz! You can do it online here.

On Sunday we are having a Zoom Torah Tots and on Monday evening we have a class on how to run your own Pesach Seder.

Last night was our third communal Zoom call. You can watch it here.

All our coronavirus support is online here.

Stay safe and stay well!

Wishing you a Good Shabbos,

Rabbi Eli Pink
Director of Education
Chabad Lubavitch Leeds


For the second week running, the Torah portion is about the animal sacrifices in the Temple. These sacrifices were an integral part of the service of G-d for the Jewish people for thousands of years.

Although we no longer have a Temple and animal sacrifices have long since ceased, we still read about them both in the weekly Torah reading and also in our daily prayers. There are many lessons to be learnt from the sacrifices that are relevant to the current times.

In the Temple there were two altars – the Inner Altar in the Temple building that was used to burn the incense and an Outer Altar in the Temple courtyard that was used for the animal sacrifices. The Torah instructs us to maintain a constant fire burning on the Outer Altar at all times. “A constant fire shall burn upon the altar; it shall not be extinguished.” According to the Jerusalem Talmud, the Torah’s emphasis that the fire must be “constant” informs us that even if the kohanim responsible for the fire are in a state of ritual impurity, which would normally disqualify them from serving in the Temple, they are still obligated to maintain the fire on the altar.

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Parshat Tzav

G‑d 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 Sanctuary.

The fire on the altar must be kept burning at all times. In it are burned the wholly consumed ascending offering; veins of fat 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.