Parsha Yomi

Parsha Yomi Tweets

Book of Genesis / Sefer Bereshit             Book of Exodus / Sefer Shmot

Book of Leviticus / Sefer Vayikra

#Vayikra
1: God calls to Moshe. Speaks to him from Tent of Meeting. Laws of sacrifices: burnt offering (Olah) process and laws.
2: Laws of Olah/burnt offering of birds: turtledoves or young doves, nip neck, blood on altar. Meal offerings (Minha).
3: Deep pot meal offering sacrifice, fine flour w/ oil. Part burned, part to Kohens. No leaven. Salt on all sacrifices.
4: Peace offering (Shlamim), from cattle, sheep or goats: lean on head; slaughter; burn fat, kidneys, diaphragm, liver.
5: Sacrifices for unintentional sins of: Kohen Gadol; King; all of Israel if followed erroneous decision of Sanhedrin.
6: Unintentional sin sacrifice for person. Swore, withheld testimony, touched ritually unclean; confess & sacrifice.
7: Can’t afford animal, or 2 birds, brings fine flour. Used sacred object, stole, swore: sacrifice, principal + 1/5.
#Tzav
1: Olah, Burnt offering, ashes placed next to Altar, then outside camp. Fire always on Altar. Minha, Meal offering laws.
2: Kohen brings meal offering/day 1/10 efah, 1/2 in AM, 1/2 evening. Laws of Chatat, Sin offering; Asham, Guilt offering.
3: Shlamim, Peace offerings: Toda, Thanksgiving; Neder or Nedava, Vow or Voluntary offerings. Don’t ever eat fat or blood.
4: Ordination of Aaron & sons as Kohens: Moshe bathes, dresses & anoints them. Brings sin offering bull, 2 rams & matza.
5: Sacrifice of sin offering bull & 1 ram, Aaron & sons lean hands on its head, slaughtered, blood on altar, burn parts.
6: Sacrifice 2nd ram. Put blood on Kohen’s right ear, thumb & big toe. Burn ram’s fat, tail, diaphragm, kidneys, rt thigh.
7: Moshe sprinkles mix of oil & blood on Aaron, sons, & their garb. Orders them to cook meat & eat w/bread, burn leftover.
#Shmini
1: Day 8 of consecration of Tabernacle by Moses, Aaron & sons. Aaron sacrifices Chatat & Olah for self, more for Nation.
2: Aaron burns meal offering. Sacrifices nation’s ox, ram (Shlamim); raises hands, blesses nation. Glory of God appears.
3: God’s fire consumes Aaron’s sacrifice. Nation praises, fall on face. Nadav & Avihu offer strange fire, killed by God.
4: Moshe orders Aaron & surviving sons to eat from meal offering, wave & eat thigh & breast of peace offering (Shlamim).
5: Moshe angry w/ Aaron’s sons, they burnt sin offering & didn’t eat it as ordered. Aaron explains why. Moshe accepts.
6: Kosher laws. OK: animals w/ cloven hoof, chew cud; fish w/ fins/scales; locust types. Can’t: list of birds; insects.
7: Laws ritual impurity: carcass; inside of clay vessel; water on food; liquid in vessel; ovens. Cistern remains pure.