Parshas Tzav

Life is good. There is no doubt that the vast majority of us feel this way. This is why the most common Jewish drink toast is “L’Chaim,” To Life. Sure, there are difficulties, but when all is said and done, we conclude that it’s worth bearing the

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Parshas Tzav – The Greatness and Lowliness of Man

The Parsha begins with the mitzvo of terumas hadeshen, whereby the Kohen must remove the ashes from the previous day’s offering.  Rabbeinu Bechaya writes that this mitzvo teaches the mida of humility before Hashem because the Kohen must humble himself to perform this seemingly degrading act[1].  The Kli Yakar adds that

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Parshas Tzav – The Temptations of Money

“And Hashem said to Moshe, saying; Command (tzav) Aharon and his sons, to say; this is the Law of the Olah..[1]. The Parsha begins with Hashem instructing Moshe to command the Kohanim with regard to the Olah, a korban (‘sacrifice’ or ‘offering’).  Chazal note the use of the word, ‘tzav’ in the passuk; normally the

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