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TEMPLE TALK RADIO: HUMILITY: THE KEY TO OPENING THE DOOR TO VAYIKRA
AND THE ART OF THE OFFERINGS
The First and Finest Month of Nisan: The Best is Yet to Be!
Corona: An Opportunity for Reflection and a New Beginning
How can something so small effect so many people so overwhelmingly? That is the question in all our hearts concerning the Corona virus which has us all shut up behind closed doors. But there is another question whose answer might shed light on our first question: Concerning the korbanot drawing-near offerings described in such great detail in the opening chapters of the book of Vayikra (Leviticus), how can something so elusive, so difficult to grasp, so hard to comprehend, be able to so profoundly move our very beings and raise us up and draw us closer to HaShem? Humility is the beginning of understanding the korbanot, and a great way to welcome in the incredible new moth of Nisan. TERUMAH 2020: JOIN US TODAY! https://www.templeinstitute.org/donate
WEEKLY TORAH STUDY: VAYIKRA
Bereft of the Temple experience and the Divine service for 2000 years, how are we today supposed to understand the true inner essence of the animal offerings in the Holy Temple, described in detail in this week's Torah reading of Vayikra? For whose benefit are they conducted? For man or for G-d's? And what is the meaning of the "sweet savor" of the offerings that so delights G-d?
Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1-5:26)
Parashat Vayikra is read on Shabbat:
Nisan 3, 5780/March 28, 2020
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