Shalom Shalom! Welcome to the Weekly Torah Portions!
צַו אֶֽת־אַהֲרֹן וְאֶת־בָּנָיו לֵאמֹר זֹאת תֹּורַת הָעֹלָה הִוא הָעֹלָה עַל מֹוקְדָה עַל־הַמִּזְבֵּחַ כָּל־הַלַּיְלָה עַד־הַבֹּקֶר וְאֵשׁ הַמִּזְבֵּחַ תּוּקַד בֹּֽו
TZAV EHT-AHARON V-EHT-BANAYV LEYMOR ZOT TORAHT HA'OLAH HI HA'OLAH AL MOKDAH AL-HA'MIZBEACH KOL-HA'LAY'LAH AD-HA'BOKER V-EYSH HA'MIZBEACH TUKAD BO
"GIVE THIS ORDER TO AHARON AND HIS SONS: 'THIS IS THE LAW FOR THE BURNT OFFERING [HEBREW: 'OLAH]: IT IS WHAT GOES UP [HEBREW: 'OLAH] ON ITS FIREWOOD UPON THE ALTAR ALL NIGHT LONG, UNTIL MORNING; IN THIS WAY THE FIRE OF THE ALTAR WILL BE KEPT BURNING."
What does Torah mean?
Why did God give the Torah?
What is the Torah reading cycle?
The word Torah is taken from the root Hebrew word “yarah” meaning “to shoot an arrow” or “to hit the mark.” Properly used, the word “torah” refers to, “[the] teachings.” In a broad sense, Torah is the revelation of HaShem to His people. Within this framework, and depending on the context, the term “Torah” can mean: (1) The five books of Moshe; (2) that, plus the Prophets and the Writings; (3) that, plus the Oral Torah, which includes the Talmud and later legal writings; (4) that, plus all religious teaching from the rabbis, including ethical and “aggadic” materials; or (5) all of the above as understood and interpreted in light of what Yeshua the Messiah and the rest of the New Covenant Scriptures have said about it. For the most part, we will be using definitions number (1), (2), and (5).
It is crucial for us to understand theologically, that the primary purpose in HaShem's giving of the Torah, as a way of making someone forensically righteous, only achieves its goal when... ( Read the answer, opens at TetzeTorah.com )
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