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This week's Torah reading

Tzav

The Torah addresses Aharon and his sons to teach them additional laws that relate to their service. The ashes of the 'Korban Olah' -- the korban burnt on the Altar throughout the night -- are to be removed from the area by the Kohen after he takes off his special linen clothing. The Olah is brought by someone who forgot to perform a positive commandment of the Torah. The Kohen retains the skin. The fire on the Altar must be kept constantly blazing. The 'Korban Minchah' is a meal offering that is made from flour, oil and spices. A handful of it is burned on the Altar, and a Kohen eats the remainder before it becomes leaven. The Parashah describes the special korbanot offered by the Kohen Gadol each day, and by Aharon's sons and future descendants on the day of their inauguration.


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