Vayikra Text Study
Striving for I-Thou
Parashat Vayikra challenges the Jewish community to find new ways of interacting with God and God's creations.
An Invitation into the Tent
We must pursue a vision of Judaism wherein all Jews feel comfortable entering the tent, and inviting outsiders as well.
Sacrifices And Passover
The juxtaposition of Vayikra with preparations for Passover shows the parallels between cleaning our homes and souls and offering atonement and thanksgiving.
Sacrifices Are Alive And Well!
The model of sacrifices, of offering our kindness, generosity and compassion even if it is difficult, inspires us to continue to draw close to God.
Parashat Vayikra: Summary
God commands Moses regarding various types of offerings: under what circumstances they should be offered and what they should consist of.
The Truth Of Social Justice
The truth that exists in moments of intimacy and human connection can also infuse our ritual lives.
The Role Of Sacrifices
Sacrifices allow us to reach out to God using our physical and emotional drives.
Only One Was Called, But We Were All Chosen
The nature of Moses' communication with God was affected by his role as intermediary of the people.