Offerings – Are They Always to be Perfect?

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Let me first start by saying, I am a student of the Torah. But I am, by no means, an expert in any way.  I have been reading Torah for six years or so and do not have all of it figured out. Period. So, everything I write or say, you need to study out for yourself. Be a Berean. I am reading the Torah daily again and this week’s parsha is Emor. I have read Emor at least six other times… but, as always, I found something this week that I have never seen before… and is the point of this post.. This verse. Leviticus 22:23. Where has this verse been hiding the last six years?  Wow… is this a contradiction? Does an offering always have to be perfect? Let’s dive in and see what we can learn here.

 

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First let’s get the various translations of this verse.

(Bishops) A bullocke or a sheepe that hath any member superfluous or lackyng, mayest thou offer for a freewyll offering: but for a vowe it shall not be accepted.

(Geneva) Yet a bullocke, or a sheepe that hath any member superfluous, or lacking, such mayest thou present for a free offring, but for a vowe it shall not be accepted.

(KJV-1611) Either a bullocke, or a lambe that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a free will offring: but for a vow it shal not be accepted.

(KJV) Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.

(KJV+) Either a bullockH7794 or a lambH7716 that hath any thing superfluousH8311 or lacking in his parts,H7038 that mayest thou offerH6213 for a freewill offering;H5071 but for a vowH5088 it shall notH3808 be accepted.H7521

(KJVA) Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.

(WoY) Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.

(The Scriptures 1998+) ‘As for a bull or a lamb that has any limb deformed or dwarfed you do prepare as a voluntary offering, but for a vow it is not accepted.

(NET) As for an ox48 or a sheep with a limb too long or stunted,49 you may present it as a freewill offering, but it will not be acceptable for a votiveoffering.50

(ASV) Either a bullock or a lamb that hath anything superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill-offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.

(ESV) You may present a bull or a lamb that has a part too long or too short for a freewill offering, but for a vow offering it cannot be accepted.

(YLT) `As to an ox or a sheep enlarged or dwarfed–a willing-offering ye do make it, but for a vow it is not pleasing.

(LBP) A bullock or a lamb which has the ear or the tail cut off you may offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.

What I gather from these verses is that indeed there is an offering that can be less than perfect… a freewill offering. But emphasis is placed always on the fact that it is not allowed for a vow. The difference is apparently very important.

What is a vow offering?

Gesenius is my go-to resource usually and he defines it as:

vow h5088

A vow is a promise to God.

What is a freewill offering?

Again, here is Gesenius’ definition:

Freewill H5071

Freewill is voluntary.

As I study this out, both of these offerings are Peace Offerings. In researching Peace offering, I read that they are unique because it is the only one that provides for a portion of the sacrifice to go to the person offering it. (How cool is that?) Another interesting aspect about the peace offering was that it was placed on top of the burnt offering (Leviticus. 3:5 and Leviticus 6:12).

It appears that Vow offerings were offered only after the vow had been fulfilled. This offering was not given to lure God into helping… it was actually to thank Him!

Jdg 11:30 And Jephthah vowed a vow to the LORD, and said, If thou wilt surely deliver the children of Ammon into my hands,
Jdg 11:31 Then whosoever comes forth of the door of my house to meet me when I return in peace from the children of Ammon shall be the LORD’S, and I will offer him up for a burnt offering.

Vows were voluntary (freewill also), but once they were made, they became obligatory to complete.

Deu 23:21  When you shall vow a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not be slack to pay it; for the LORD your God will surely require it of you; and it would be a sin in you.

The freewill offering (or voluntary offering) seems to be one that is spontaneous in nature and expresses thankfulness to God. As we see in Gesenius’ definition above, the Hebrew word actually means spontaneous. Being grateful and thankful. Isn’t it just like our God to make it easy to show that?

I hope I have caused you to dig deeper. To jump in to scripture to see if I’m understanding this right. Please don’t take my word for it and if you understand it differently, please leave a comment for me below.  I am teachable 🙂

In the meantime, Shalom!!

Trish Maroon

 


Tazria – Uncleanness. Is it Always Sinful?

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As I read this week’s Torah portion, Tazria, I have found myself really pondering something.

Uncleanness.

And Sin.

This portion always brings this up for me. How can something biological Abba created in women to allow for the procreation of mankind be sinful? I’m not the first to ask this question, nor will I be the last.  But I will share my little bit of research into this topic.

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This concept that a woman bringing life into the world through birth being sinful, in my very western way of thinking, does not seem very consistent with Hebrew thinking. How is it possible? I am a firm believer that translations can have a huge impact on our understanding of scripture, so the first place I search is to look at the various translations I use in eSword to see what language they use in translating Leviticus 12:6. Do they use “Sin Offering”?

(Brenton) And when the days of her purification shall have been fulfilled for a son or a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of a year old without blemish for a whole-burnt-offering, and a young pigeon or turtle-dove for a sin-offering to the door of the tabernacle of witness, to the priest.

(Bishops) And when the dayes of her purifiyng are out, whether it be for a sonne or for a daughter, she shall bryng a lambe of one yere olde for a burnt offeryng, and a young pigeon or a turtle doue for a sinne offeryng, vnto the doore of the tabernacle of the congregation, vnto the priest:

(Geneva) Nowe when the dayes of her purifying are out, (whether it be for a sonne or for a daughter) shee shal bring to the Priest a lambe of one yeere olde for a burnt offering, and a yong pigeon or a turtle doue for a sinne offring, vnto the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation,

(KJV-1611) And when the dayes of her purifying are fulfilled, for a sonne, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lambe of the first yeere for a burnt offring, & a yong pigeon, or a turtle doue for a sinne offering, vnto the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, vnto the Priest:

(KJV) And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest:

(KJV+) And when the daysH3117 of her purifyingH2892 are fulfilled,H4390 for a son,H1121 orH176 for a daughter,H1323 she shall bringH935 a lambH3532 of the firstH1121 yearH8141 for a burnt offering,H5930 and a youngH1121 pigeon,H3123 orH176 a turtledove,H8449 for a sin offering,H2403 untoH413 the doorH6607 of the tabernacleH168 of the congregation,H4150 untoH413 the priest:H3548

(KJVA) And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest:

(WoY) And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest:

(The Scriptures 1998+) ‘And when the days of her cleansing are completed, for a son or for a daughter, she brings to the priest a lamb a year old, as a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove as a sin offering, to the door of the Tent of Meeting.

(NET) ” ‘When11 the days of her purification are completed for a son or for a daughter, she must bring a one year old lamb12 for a burnt offering13 and a young pigeon or turtledove for a sin offering14 to the entrance of the Meeting Tent, to the priest.

(ASV) And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb a year old for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove, for a sin-offering, unto the door of the tent of meeting, unto the priest:

(ESV) “‘And when the days of her purifying are completed, whether for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the entrance of the tent of meeting a lamb a year old for a burnt offering, and a pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering,

(YLT) `And in the fulness of the days of her cleansing for son or for daughter she doth bring in a lamb, a son of a year, for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon or a turtle-dove for a sin-offering, unto the opening of the tent of meeting, unto the priest;

(LBP) And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to the priest;

Yes. Every single one of them.  And what is more puzzling, several of these are not Eastern / Roman / Greek thinking translations. So, I go look up the Hebrew word H2403 – chatta’ath. Here is what Gesenius (Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon) explained:

h2403

None of these gave me any relief from this inconsistent reading and apparent contradiction in thinking. So I read the Commentary in my translation of choice for this Torah cycle reading, The Five Books of Moses by Robert Alter. I find this commentary to be far more in sync with how I view this topic…

an offense offering. The present case is a strategic instance of why it is misleading to render the Hebrew hata’t, as almost all English Versions do, as “sin offering”. Surely the childbearing woman has done nothing that can be called a sin

I also pulled out another commentary that is quickly gaining my favor, The IVP Bible Background Commentary – Old Testament, and it essentially reads the same:

ceremonial uncleanness. Not all uncleanness was avoidable, and the cause of uncleanness was often something that would in no way be considered sinful… Cases like this make it clear that what has been called a “sin offering” is actually a purification offering. There is no sin here that needs atonement….

Now THIS makes sense. Purification. Finally after 7 years of studying, I have an understanding that harmonizes my understanding of Hebraic thinking and the language being used. And that brings me to a whole new level to ponder and study out.

If uncleanness does not always equate to sinful… where else is being “unclean” not sin… as we have been taught?  Lots to study out on that one.

There is more to discuss from this Torah portion, but I wanted to focus on this aspect because… hey, I’m a woman and a mom … so naturally this always makes me cringe when I read it.  I hope it has blessed you to see this scripture and verse from a different perspective and that it will cause you to dig into The Word and study it for yourself. Don’t take my word for any of it. Be a Berean (Acts 17:11)

Trish

 

 

 

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Show your children how to defend their faith…. by knowing and studying the Word for ourselves. Teach them diligently.

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Studying Torah Portion Bo Part Two

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Wow… I’m still studying Torah Portion Bo and now I have to write a Part Two.  There is so much going on here in this portion!!!

Studying Torah Portion Bo Part Two

In this portion we have the command to keep the Pesach (Passover) as a memorial. First I looked up the meaning of Pesach, Gesenius gives a telling definition…

Pesach:  a sparing, immunity from penalty and calamity

I’ll just recount my thoughts as I read through this section.

Exodus 12:1 – 2 YHWH said to Moshe and to Aharon in the land of Egypt, saying: Let this New-Moon be for you the beginning of New-Moons, the beginning-one let it be for you of the New-Moons of the year.

THIS makes sense.  It is spring, the beginning of the Creator’s calendar, when live begins anew and rebirth is seen everywhere in nature. Last week I wrote about the Gregorian Calendar New Year and how Out of Sync I feel with it.  I look forward to the day when our calendars match His calendar (His appointed times, His Holy Appointments).

Exodus 12:3 Speak to the entire community of Israel, saying: On the tenth day after this New-moon they are to take them, each-man, a lamb, according to their Fathers’ House, a lamb per household.
Exodus 12:4 Now if there be too few in the house for a lamb, he is to take (it), he and his neighbor who is near his house, by the computation according to the (total number of) persons; each-man according to what he can eat you are to compute for the lamb.
Exodus 12:5 A wholly-sound male, year-old lamb shall be yours, from the sheep and from the goats are you to take it.
Exodus 12:6 It shall be for you in safekeeping, until the fourteenth day after this New-moon, and they are to slay it-the entire assembly of the community of Israel-between the setting-times.
Exodus 12:7 They are to take some of the blood and put it onto the two posts and onto the lintel, onto the houses in which they eat it.
Exodus 12:8 They are to eat the flesh on that night, roasted in fire, and matzot, with bitter-herbs they are to eat it.
Exodus 12:9 Do not eat any of it raw, or boiled, boiled in water, but rather roasted in fire, its head along with its legs, along with its innards.
Exodus 12:10 You are not to leave any of it until morning; what is left of it until morning, with fire you are to burn.
Exodus 12:11 And thus you are to eat it: your hips girded, your sandals on your feet, your sticks in your hand; you are to eat it in trepidation- it is a Passover-meal to YHVH.

Exodus 12:12 I will proceed through the land of Egypt on this night and strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from man to beast, and on all the gods of Egypt I will render judgment, I, YHVH.
Exodus 12:13 Now the blood will be a sign for you upon the houses where you are: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, the blow will not become a bringer-of-ruin to you, when I strike down the land of Egypt.

Passover Blood on DoorThis one may be hard to reconcile… but a dear friend of mine helped me walk through this section, so I’m going to present it and maybe you can study it out. What was the blood on the door for?  Remission of their sins?  NO!  Blood on the door was for protection of the first born. How did you get this protection?  Obedience… by slaughtering the lamb and putting the blood on the door posts. Study this one out.  So much more there!

Exodus 12:14 This day shall be for you a memorial, you are to celebrate it as a pilgrimage-celebration for YHVH, throughout your generations, as a law for the ages you are to celebrate it!

What is a pilgrimage feast?  These are feasts that are commanded for all the males to travel to Jerusalem to worship Abba.

Exodus 23:14 Three times you are to hold pilgrimage for me, every year.
Exodus 23:15 The Pilgrimage-Festival of matzot you are to keep: for seven days you are to eat matzot, as I commanded you, at the appointed-time of the New-moon of Ripe-grain- for in it you went out of Egypt, and no one is to be seen before my presence empty-handed;
Exodus 23:16 and the Pilgrimage-festival of the Cutting, of the firstlings of your labor, of what you sow in the field; and the Pilgrimage-festival of Ingathering, at the going-out of the year, when you gather in your labor’s (harvest) from the field.
Exodus 23:17 At three points in the year are all your males to be seen before the presence of the Lord, YHVH.

We are told that these same feasts will continue in the New Jerusalem (His Kingdom) and we are told if we DON’T go, we will experience drought!  And notice it is even for the nations that came against Israel… so you know it applies to us if it applies to them!

Zec 14:16 And it shall come to pass that every one that is left of all the nations that came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
Zec 14:17 And it shall be, whosoever will not come up of all the families of the earth to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there shall be no rain upon them.

Now, let’s return to Exodus 12:14 for a moment.

Exodus 12:14 This day shall be for you a memorial, you are to celebrate it as a pilgrimage-celebration for YHVH, throughout your generations, as a law for the ages you are to celebrate it!

We need to look up “law”.

statute, ordinance, limit, enactment, something prescribed

This is not a suggestion, but a law.  Why are we no longer keeping Abba’s feasts?  These are not “Jewish” feasts, they are Abba’s feasts.  He commanded these and they are continuing in the New Jerusalem, His Kingdom.  So why do we think they don’t apply to believers today?  Look at where this specific word “law” is used throughout scripture. Especially study Psalms.

And if you question if this applies to us because we are not Jewish… read this

Exodus 12:19 For seven days, no leaven is to be found in your houses, for whoever eats what ferments, that person shall be cut off from the community of Israel, whether sojourner or native of the land.

What is a sojourner?

Brown Driver Briggs’ Definition for sojourner:

1a) a temporary inhabitant, a newcomer lacking inherited rights
1b) of foreigners in Israel, though conceded rights

So this law applied to both the natives of the land (Israelites) and to foreigners.  But not only that…. We are grafted into Israel and no longer foreigners… so that means that even if it didn’t apply to foreigners, it still would apply to us because we are no longer considered foreigners.

Eph 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Eph 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

I personally love the Complete Jewish Bible, so I am going to post that translation below:

11 Therefore, remember your former state: you Gentiles by birth – called the Uncircumcised by those who, merely because of an operation on their flesh, are called the Circumcised – 12 at that time had no Messiah. You were estranged from the national life of Isra’el.You were foreigners to the covenants embodying God’s promise. You were in this world without hope and without God. 13But now, you who were once far off have been brought near through the shedding of the Messiah’s blood. 14 For he himself is our shalom – he has made us both one and has broken down the m’chitzah which divided us 15 by destroying in his own body the enmity occasioned by the Torah, with its commands set forth in the form of ordinances. He did this in order to create in union with himself from the two groups a single new humanity and thus make shalom, 16 and in order to reconcile to God both in a single body by being executed on a stake as a criminal and thus in himself killing that enmity. 17 Also, when he came, he announced as Good News shalom to you far off and shalom to those nearby, b 18 news that through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then, you are no longer foreigners and strangers. On the contrary, you are fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s family.

So, in my opinion, if you are going to claim your place as part of His family, you also have to recognize this part of who we are now too.  We are grafted into the commonwealth of Israel. Another word we need to look up from Ephesians 2:12.

Thayers’ Definition of commonwealthlaw books
1) the administration of civil affairs
2) a state or commonwealth
3) citizenship, the rights of a citizen

See, we are now part of HIS Kingdom and as a citizen of His Kingdom we now have His laws and rules to live by.  Just like if you are an American citizen you have laws to live by here in America.

I have written this to show you another reason why we are Messianic.  These are my words…. however, you should not take my word for it (or anyone’s for that matter)… read it for yourself.  Leave your doctrine at the door and pray for God to reveal His heart to you via the Holy Spirit as you study His Word. I hope you will study this out and that it will be a blessing for you and your family!

If you are enjoying this series, here is part three.

Shalom, Shalom!

Trish

 


January 4 Messianic Torah Portion Bo

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This coming Shabbat’s Torah portion is Bo (in Hebrew it means “enter!”):  Exodus 10:1 – 13:16; Jeremiah 46:13 – 28; Psalm 77; Mark 3:7-19.

Messianic Torah Portion

Daily Torah Reading:

Parshat Bo, 1st Portion (Exodus 10:1-10:11) December 29th

Parshat Bo, 2nd Portion (Exodus 10:12-10:23) December 30th

Parshat Bo, 3rd Portion (Exodus 10:24-11:3) December 31st

Parshat Bo, 4th Portion (Exodus 11:4-12:20) January 1st

Parshat Bo, 5th Portion (Exodus 12:21-12:28) January 2nd

Parshat Bo, 6th Portion (Exodus 12:29-12:51) January 3rd

Parshat Bo, 7th Portion (Exodus 13:1-13:16) January 4th

Torah Studies for Children:

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Tools for Adults Studying Torah

I highly recommend reading scripture each year from a different Hebraic translation!  Below are the different versions I’ve read:

2013 – 2014:  Shocken Bible

2012 – 2013: Onkelos.  This is a GREAT set of 5 books.  I refer back to these regularly.

2009 – 2012: Stone’s Chumash

I have several different sets of commentary (Onkelos and Stone’s Chumash are my favorites for the Torah Portions).  For the Tanakh (rest of the Old Testament), I use Keil and Delitzsch. You can get this MUCH cheaper than this price at Amazon, but wanted you to see what it is and you can search for a better price.

The absolute BEST translation of the Gospels is Delitzsch’s Hebrew Gospels.

Complete Jewish Bible

Just about anything from Artscroll… I could go broke at this store!

I am always looking for my next year’s translation to read Torah from.  If you have a great Hebraic perspective Bible that I did not list here, please leave me a comment below!

Until next week… Shalom Mishpocha!

Trish


April 20 Messianic Torah Portions Acharei-Kedoshim

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This coming Shabbat’s Torah portion is a double portion.  The first portion is Acharei (in Hebrew it means “after the death”).  Leviticus 16:1-18:30; Amos 9:7-15; Ezekiel 22:1-16; Psalm 26; John 7:1-10:21

The second part of the portion is Kedoshim (in Hebrew it means “holy ones”).  Leviticus 19:1-20:27; Ezekiel 20:2-20; Psalm 15; Matthew 5:43-48

Torah study

Torah and Wailing Wall

Daily Reading:

Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim, 1st Portion (April 14) Leviticus 16:1-16:24
Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim, 2nd Portion (April 15) Leviticus 16:25-17:7
Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim, 3rd Portion (April 16) Leviticus 17:8-18:21
Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim, 4th Portion (April 17) Leviticus 18:22-19:14
Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim, 5th Portion (April 18) Leviticus 19:15-19:32
Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim, 6th Portion (April 19) Leviticus 19:33-20:7
Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim, 7th Portion (April 20) Leviticus 20:8-20:27

Torah Studies for Children:

Kindergarten Level: 29_AchareiMot_Kinder  And 30_kedoshim_Kinder 2

Elementary Level: 30_Kedoshim_Shabbat And 29_AchareiMot_Shabbat

Until next time… Shalom!


April 6 Messianic Torah Portion Shemini

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This coming Shabbat’s Torah portion is Shemini (In Hebrew it means “eighth”).  Messianic Torah Reading:  Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47; 2 Samuel 6:1 – 7:17;  Psalm 128;  Mark 9:1-13.

Torah study

Torah and Wailing Wall

Daily Reading:

  • 1st Portion (March 24th) Leviticus 9:1 – 9:16
  • 2nd Portion (March 25th) Leviticus 9:17 – 9:23
  • 3rd Portion (March 26th) Leviticus 9:24 – 10:11
  • 4th Portion (March 27th) Leviticus 10:12 – 10:15
  • 5th Portion (March 28th) Leviticus 10:16 – 10:20
  • 6th Portion (March 29th) Leviticus 11:1 – 11:32
  • 7th Portion (March 30th) Leviticus 11:33 – 11:47

Torah Studies for Children:

Kindergarten Level:  26_Shimini_Kinder

Elementary Level:  26_Shimini_Shabbat


March 30 Messianic Torah Portion Shemini

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This coming Shabbat’s Torah portion is Shemini (In Hebrew it means “eighth”).  Messianic Torah Reading:  Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47; 2 Samuel 6:1 – 7:17;  Psalm 128;  Mark 9:1-13.

Torah study

Torah and Wailing Wall

Daily Reading:

  • 1st Portion (March 24th) Leviticus 9:1 – 9:16
  • 2nd Portion (March 25th) Leviticus 9:17 – 9:23
  • 3rd Portion (March 26th) Leviticus 9:24 – 10:11
  • 4th Portion (March 27th) Leviticus 10:12 – 10:15
  • 5th Portion (March 28th) Leviticus 10:16 – 10:20
  • 6th Portion (March 29th) Leviticus 11:1 – 11:32
  • 7th Portion (March 30th) Leviticus 11:33 – 11:47

Torah Studies for Children:

Kindergarten Level:  26_Shimini_Kinder

Elementary Level:  26_Shimini_Shabbat

 


March 23 Messianic Torah Portion Tzav

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This coming Shabbat’s Torah portion is Tsav (In Hebrew it means “Command!”). Torah Reading:  Lev 6:8 – 8:36; Jer 7:21 – 8:3; 9:22 – 23; Josh 5:2 – 6:1; Psalm 107; Mark 7:31 – 8:38.

Torah study

Torah and Wailing Wall

Daily Reading:

  • 1st Portion Sunday, March 17th (Leviticus 6:1-6:11)
  • 2nd Portion, Monday March 18th  (Leviticus 6:12-7:10)
  • 3rd Portion Tuesday, March 19th (Leviticus 7:11-7:38)
  • 4th Portion Wednesday, March 20th (Leviticus 8:1-8:13)
  • 5th Portion Thursday, March 21st (Leviticus 8:14-8:21)
  • 6th Portion Friday, March 22nd (Leviticus 8:22-8:29)
  • 7th Portion Saturday, March 23rd (Leviticus 8:30-8:36)

Torah Studies for Children: