How do you feel about yesterday? Are you being held back by what was? At dawn, a single kohen – priest – is chosen to remove from the altar an amount of ashes and places them at the base of the altar, a procedure known as “trumat hadeshen” – the lifting up of the ashes and their removal to a pure place. Literally, “yesterday’s ashes.” Torah is teaching us, through the Temple service, how to deal with our yesterdays.
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Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36)
Parashat Tzav is read on Shabbat HaGadol:
Nissan 10, 5769/April 4, 2009
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