Torah portion Va’Yikra: Lev 1:1 – 5:26
Va'Yikra is Hebrew for And He called. This is the first Torah portion in the Book of Leviticus.
This Torah portion describes the different kinds of sacrifices – burnt offerings, meal offerings, and peace offerings – and the bases for which one makes sacrifice –unintentional sins, and various guilt offerings to atone for the misuse of priestly property or that of a neighbor. The priests are the ones who actually perform the sacrifices on behalf of the congregants.