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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayikra

March 13, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, God commands Moshe regarding various types of korbanot (animal and vegetative offerings): what they should consist of and under what circumstances they should be offered.

This parasha illustrates and elucidates an often misunderstood principle in the Torah. Rashi is fond of quoting the Talmud in Masechet Pesachim 6b: “There is no chronological order in the Torah.” This does not mean that the Torah was written in a hodge-podge fashion with no thought given to the order of the topics, however. Read more >