TZAV (command)

Leviticus 6:8 And יהוה spoke to Moses saying, 9 Command אֶת־ Aaron וְאֶת־ and his sons saying, זֹאת This is the Torah (law) of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because it will be burning upon the altar all night until morning, in this way the fire of the altar will be kept burning. (C-MATS) Question: How was …

VAYIKRA (and he called)

The word Leviticus means And He Called and the author of the Book is Moses. The Book of Leviticus does not state when it was written but the date of authorship is likely between 1450 and 1400 B.C., which is the approximate time that Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and the approximate time of Moses death. Leviticus 1:1 …

P’Kudei (Accounts)

Exodus 38:21 This is the sum of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of Testimony, as it was recorded, according to the commandment of Moses, by the service of the Levites, under the direction of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest. C-MATS  Question: Everybody gave the money that was needed to Moses, and he was in charge of the whole project. Even …

Vayak’hel (He Assembles)

In this portion, Moses addresses the entire nation and charges them with the privilege of building the Tabernacle. Much of the text is a repetition of the directions given in the previous chapters. Israel’s ability to create a setting for יהוה’s Presence is a measure of its greatness and, indeed, a primary reason for its very existence. Its future history …

Ki Tissa “When You take”

Exodus 30:11 And יהוה spoke to Moses saying, 12 When you take אֶת־ the sum (census) of the Children of Israel, then every man will give a ransom for his soul to ליהוה; that there will be no plague among אֹתָם them after you number אֹתָם them. C-MATS Question: What is the concern about counting the people of Israel? The …