In this week’s Torah reading, we learn about the different types of offerings people can bring to atone for their sins.
This week we continue to learn about the offerings brought to the tabernacle. The priests are inaugurated in front of all the Israelites and are instructed in the handling of the offerings.
We start this week’s Torah reading with the sad story of the deaths of Aaron’s two sons who disobeyed God’s directives. The parsha continues with the laws of kashrut.
In this week’s Torah reading, we learn all about the Yom Kippur service. In this service the High Priest must draw lots to see which goat is designated to which offering for God.
There are many commandments given to us this week that help the Jewish People remain holy just like God. We learn about respecting others, and being fair and just. We even are reminded to watch out for those who are less fortunate like the poor, blind and deaf.
This week we finish reading the book of VaYikrah. In this book, we have learned many laws: laws of the Land of Israel, laws of the Tabernacle and laws how we should treat our friends and neighbors. This entire book was revealed to the Israelites while they were standing at Mount Sinai.