As we begin reading Sefer Vayikra, we delve right into the sacrificial service which was conducted in the Mishkan. Regarding the meal offering, the korban Mincha, Hashem instructs Moshe in Perek ב, Pasuk יא : כָּל-הַמִּנְחָה, אֲשֶׁר תַּקְרִיבוּ לַה' לֹא תֵעָשֶׂה, חָמֵץ: כִּי כָל-שְׂאֹר וְכָל-דְּבַשׁ, לֹא-תַקְטִירוּ מִמֶּנּוּ אִשֶּׁה לַיקוק "All meal offerings brought near before Hashem should not be prepared leavened, for you shall not cause to go up in smoke from any leaven
At the end of this weeks lengthy double parsha, the first Act of this journey from Mitzrayim ends with this final pasuk: כִּי עֲנַן ה' עַל-הַמִּשְׁכָּן, יוֹמָם, וְאֵשׁ, תִּהְיֶה לַיְלָה בּוֹ--לְעֵינֵי כָל-בֵּית-יִשְׂרָאֵל, / בְּכָל-מַסְעֵיהֶם "For over the Mishkan was a cloud of God by day, and fire would appear on it by night, in the view of all the house of Israel throughout their journeys." This cloud and fire on the Mishkan regulated Bnei Yisrael's travel: they would
At the conclusion of the direction of the Mishkan to Moshe, Hashem puts forth the commandment to observe the Shabbat:
In Perek 31, Pasuk 13, Hashem tells Moshe: וְאַתָּה דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, לֵאמֹר, אַךְ אֶת-שַׁבְּתֹתַי, תִּשְׁמֹרוּ: כִּי אוֹת הִוא בֵּינִי וּבֵינֵיכֶם, לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם--לָדַעַת, כִּי אֲנִי ה' מְקַדִּשְׁכֶם. And you should speak to bnei Yisrael and say: 'But you should observe My Shabbatot: for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your genera
At the beginning of Parshat Tetzaveh, Hashem commands Bnei Yisrael to supply pure olive oil - Shemen zayit zakh, for the lighting of the Menorah in the Mishkan.
In Shmot, Perek 27, Pasuk 20: וְאַתָּה תְּצַוֶּה אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיִקְחוּ אֵלֶיךָ שֶׁמֶן זַיִת זָךְ כָּתִית--לַמָּאוֹר: לְהַעֲלֹת נֵר, תָּמִיד And you should command the children of Israel, that they bring to you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually.
In Shmot Rabba, 3
Our Parsha begins this week with the directive of giving.
In Sh'mot, Perek 25, Pasuk 2: דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיִקְחוּ-לִי תְּרוּמָה: מֵאֵת כָּל-אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יִדְּבֶנּוּ לִבּוֹ, תִּקְחוּ אֶת-תְּרוּמָתִי. Speak unto the children of Israel, that they should take for me donations; of every man whose heart makes him willing you should take my donation.
With these words, Hashem instructs Moshe to begin the preparations for building the Mishkan by explaning what typ