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Monday, March 22, 2010


There's probably TMI about sacrifices in this week's parasha than you need, but there are always some good questions to think about.

In the beginning of the portion, in chapter 6 verses 3 and 4, it says:
3. And the kohen shall put on his linen shirt, and he shall put on his linen trousers. And he shall lift out the ashes which are left after the fire has completely burned the sacrifice on the altar, and put the ashes down next to the altar. 
4. He shall then take off his clothes and put on other clothes, and he shall take out the ashes to a clean place outside the camp.

  1. Who takes out the garbage in your household?  Is it anyone's favorite job?
  2. The Kohanim have a very special status in the Torah.  They do important work in the tabernacle in the desert, and will be the chief sacrifice operators in the Temple when it is built in Jerusalem.  Why do you think a Kohen is supposed to take out the ashes?
  3. What do you wear special clothes for?  Why do you wear them?  What happens when you put on these special clothes?  What do you think that has to do with the ashes on the altar?
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