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Torah Talk for Parashat Tzav

March 22, 2016 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem tells Moshe to describe to the cohanim (priests) the rituals for some of the offerings; the cohanim then undergo the process of ordination.

As part of the process of ordination, Moshe commands Aharon and his sons as follows (8:33): “You shall not go out from the door of the tent of meeting seven days, until the days of your consecration be fulfilled; for Hashem shall consecrate you seven days.” The cohanim spent their entire existence in service to Hashem working closely with the rest of the Jewish people. How paradoxical it therefore seems that a large part of their initiation involved isolation from everyone else in the camp! Read more >