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Torah portion Tzav: Lev 6:1 – 8:36

Tzav is Hebrew for “Command.”

This week’s Torah portion takes the general principles of the Burnt Offering, the Meal Offering, and the Peace Offering, and goes into detail.  Moses dresses Aaron and his sons in their priestly vestments, and he takes the role of high priest in anointing them and doing a sin-offering then a burnt offering on their behalf.  He takes the blood of the burnt offering and put some on Aaron’s right ear lobe, thumb, and toe.  Moses also does a meal offering and a wave offering.  Aaron and his sons are to dwell in the Tent of Meeting for seven days as part of their consecration.