This week features:
Nisan & the Tabernacle: Let the Heavens and Earth Rejoice!
What Will it Take for Israel to Bring a Passover Offering this Year?
The Month of Nisan, time of our Redemption, has arrived. Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the day of the dedication of the Tabernacle, conveys a message of the perfection of creation, as man welcomes G-d into His world. As we begin the book of Vayikra this week, the theme of the Creator’s relationship with His world, and man’s involvement in refining that relationship and bringing creation to its potential, becomes the Torah’s main emphasis as we begin to learn all about the offerings in the Holy Temple. Add the upcoming festival of Passover to this mix, and the picture becomes even clearer. But there is still something very wrong with the picture: if it’s Passover, where is the offering? And what is the excuse for the nation of Israel not fulfilling this Divine imperative? Tune in to this week’s Temple Talk for an introduction to the book of Leviticus, and a whole lot of questions that need answering.