Weekly Torah Portion

In this week’s parsha, Tzav, we are told the details of the rituals connected with the final days of preparation for the opening of the Tabernacle in the desert. There are details about sacrifices, and the rituals which sanctify the Tabernacle itself, its vessels, as well as the priests – Aharon and his sons – for the work they will do in this portable Temple.


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