Parsha Yomi Sefer Vayikra

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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.
#TazriaMetzora
1: Ritual purity laws for woman after childbirth. Laws of Tzaraat, skin condition, & when considered pure or not.
2: More Tzaraat laws: depends on coloring of skin, hair, location, depth. Wait 7 days, then Kohen examines again.
3: If person has Tzaraat, clothing torn, head unshorn & calls out: “Unclean! Unclean!” Tzaraat laws of garments.
4: Tzaraat on clothing: burn. Ritual after person w/ Tzaraat clean: sacrifices, sprinkle blood, shave hair, bath.
5: If recovered from Tzaraat & poor, brings less expensive sacrifice: lamb, flour, oil, 2 birds & same procedure.
6: Laws of Tzaraat of house: clear, inspect, close, take stones, demolish or cleanse w/ sacrifice. Laws of Zav.
7: Laws of ritual purity for man after seminal emission & menstruating woman. Guidelines & purification process.
#AchareiKedoshim
1: Kohen Gadol’s Yom Kipur Temple procedure. Sacrifices, bathing, change of garb, scapegoat killed in desert.
2: More laws of Yom Kipur. Day of affliction. Atonement. No labor. Can’t offer sacrifices outside Temple.
3: Don’t offer sacrifices outside Temple. Don’t consume blood. Punishment of Karet. List of illicit relations.
4: Be holy. Fear parents. Keep Shabat. No idols. Leave field corner to poor, dropped produce. Don’t steal, lie.
5: Judge honestly; rebuke; love neighbor as self. Don’t: gossip; hate; take revenge; bear grudge; crossbreed.
6: Love the stranger. Keep true weights & measures. Don’t sacrifice children to Molech or turn to Ov or Yidoni.
7: Death sentence: cursing parents, forbidden sex relations, bestiality. Don’t eat unclean animals or birds.
#Emor
1: Kohen: no contact w/ dead except immediate family. Don’t cut beard (w/ razor). Limits of who Kohen Gadol can marry.
2: Kohen: w/ physical defect can’t serve in Temple. Needs to be ritually pure. Non-Kohen can’t eat from Temple offerings.
3: List of blemishes that disqualify animals from being sacrifices in Temple. Includes permanent & temporary blemishes.
4: List of Holy Days: Shabat; Pesah, sacrifices, 1st & 7th day, don’t work; Ritual of Omer; count to Shavuot, sacrifices.
5: More Holy Days: Rosh Hashana, remembrance of Shofar; Yom Kipur, day of atonement, afflict selves – if didn’t, cut off.
6: More Holy Days: Sukot: sit in Booths, take 4 species: Etrog, Lulav, Hadas, Arava. No work day 1 & 8, Shmini Atzeret.
7: Laws of olive oil for lighting Menora; loaves for table of Showbread. Story of Blasphemer, God decrees stone to death.
#BeharBehukotai
1: Shmita, Sabbatical yr, don’t work land, produce ownerless. Yovel, Jubilee yr, land returns to original owner.
2: Keep Sabbatical yr, will receive blessing in 6th yr of 3 yrs crop. Land not sold permanently. Belongs to God.
3: House in walled city can be sold forever. Not in unwalled city. Mitzva to lend to Jew. Can’t charge interest.
4: Jewish servants: don’t treat harshly; how freed. Family should redeem. If follow God’s laws, will be blessed.
5: If don’t listen to God, horrible punishments: disease, depression, hunger, war, exile, desolation. Ends well.
6: Vow person’s “value”: Ages: 1 mnth-5yrs; 5-20yrs; 20-60yrs; >60yrs = Men: 5;20;50;15 shkl. Women: 3;10;30;10.
7: Calculate sale of fields according to time until Jubilee year. Laws of consecrating to Temple & redeeming.