WELCOMING SHABBAT

SHABBAT IS MORE THAN A DAY OF REFRAINING FROM WORDLY ACTIVITY 
WHEN EXPERIENCED IN ITS SPIRITUAL FULLEST, ITS HOLINESS ENGLIGHTENS ALL OTHER DAYS OF THE WEEK
WE INVITE YOU TO ENHANCE YOUR SHABBAT WITH THESE WORDS OF TORAH 

Two-minute drill with Rabbi Dov Lipman: Parshat Tzav

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by Lipman, Rabbi Dov

“We learn the laws [in this week’s parsha] of the ‘korban toda’ which is the sacrifice giving thanks to G-d…. This sacrifice is different from all of the others – one had to bring massive amounts of food with it and [the sacrifice and extra food] all had to be eaten all within one day and one night…

 

The commentaries explain that a thanksgiving offering is not just for the person himself to feel thanks, but when G-d does something good for us, it’s upon us to…share it with others. We have a concept of ‘persumei nissim’…declare [the miracle] publicly, [to] share the miracle of G-d with everyone….

 

It is impossible for any human being to eat all that food in one day and one night, and therefore, they would have to invite all their family, friends, and neighbors to join and be part of the feast…and share the good that G-d has done for them with others.

Throughout our day we should be sensitive and aware of what G-d is doing with us and…share it with others…and inspire others along the way.”

 

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