Our haftarah this week tells the brutal story of powerful vows and human sacrifices and all of the complications that go with it.
The study guide for Parashat Naso presents commentaries from Rashi and Hizkuni to explore the building of the Mishkan.
Parshat Emor describes the Omer offering must be brought on the “day after the Sabbath,” the second day of the Passover holiday.
This week’s parashah contains God’s instructions to Moshe concerning Aaron’s entrance into the Holy of Holies to achieve atonement.
This study guide follows the word “se’irim,” meaning sartyrs, through multiple biblical texts, tying this in with Ibn Ezra’s commentary.
This week’s study guide focuses on Nadav and Avihu, Aaron’s sons, bringing “foreign flames” to give an offering to God.
This week’s haftarah explores human sacrifice. While the Tanakh seems to be mixed about it, God may command human sacrifice in this haftarah.
Parashat Tzav teaches us that in those moments when we don’t feel we have anything to offer, we offer nonetheless.