Tzav: Lev. 6:1-8:36 || Haftara: 1. Sam. 15:2-3
Zachor: Deut. 25:17-19 On the Shabbat before Purim (this year, March 15), a special reading is held in the synagogue. We read the Torah section called Zachor (“Remember”), in which we are enjoined to remember the deeds of (the nation of) Amalek (Haman’s ancestor) who sought to destroy the Jewish people.
Purim: Megillah Esther, Lev. 17:8-16 | | Rephidim
- Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:
“Confusion reigns in our modern world, and every aspect of modern society seems to feed on this confusion, fanning the flames of man’s existential disconnect with his own true self. The Holy Temple, and more specifically, the offering of animals on the stone altar in the Holy Temple, is designed to banish man’s confusion by compelling him to focus on who he is and to Whom he is answerable. Are we just a link on the food chain, or is our G-d given soul that which determines who we can be?”: