Parsha Q&A - Tzav - Parshas Parah
Parshas Tzav - Parshas Parah
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- In verse 6:2, Hashem tells Moshe, "'Tzav' (command) Aaron..." When is the word 'Tzav' used?
- Until when may the fats and limbs of an Olah be placed on the Mizbe'ach?
- If, while removing the ashes from the Mizbe'ach, the Kohen finds limbs that were not consumed, what must he do with them?
- What was the first Korban (sacrifice) brought each day?
- If someone extinguishes the fire on the Mizbe'ach, how many Torah violations have been transgressed?
- When a Kohen is inaugurated to serve in the Beis Hamikdash, what offering must he bring?
- How often must the Kohen Gadol bring a Korban Minchah?
- What is the difference between a "Minchas Kohen" and a "Minchas Yisrael"?
- When is a Kohen disqualified from eating from the Chatas (sin offering)?
- What is the difference between a copper and earthenware vessel regarding the removing of absorbed tastes?
- Can an animal that has already been dedicated for an Asham be replaced with by another animal?
- List three types of Kohanim who may not partake of the Asham.
- List three types of Kohanim who have no share in the skins of the Olah offering.
- In which 4 instances is a Korban Todah brought?
- How does a Korban become "Pigul"?
- How does the Torah punish a tamei person who eats a Korban?
- What position did Moshe fill during the seven days of the inauguration of the Mishkan?
- How many days prior to Yom Kippur must the Kohen Gadol separate from his family?
- What other service requires that the Kohen separate from his family?
- What are the 5 categories of Korbanos listed in this Parsha?
"This refers to bringing the flour offering to the Altar." - Rashi
If a person feels unenthusiastic about Torah study or mitzvah observance, he should say the verse, "A continuous fire should burn on the Altar, do not extinguish it (6:6)."
All references are to the verses and Rashi's commentary, unless otherwise stated
- 6:2 - It is used to indicate a command that urges performance now, and for future generations.
- 6:2 - Until morning [dawn].
- 6:3 - Return them to the Mizbe'ach.
- 6:5 - The Tamid offering.
- 6:6 - Two.
- 6:13 - A Korban Minchah - A tenth part of an ephah of flour.
- 6:13 - Daily.
- 6:15 - The Minchas Kohen is burnt completely. Only a kometz (handful) of the Minchas Yisrael is burnt, and the remainder is eaten by the Kohanim.
- 6:19 - If he is tamei (spiritually impure) at the time of the sprinkling of the blood.
- 6:21 - In a copper vessel the absorbed taste can be removed through "scouring and rinsing" while in an earthenware vessel it can never be removed.
- 7:1 - No.
- 7:7 - a) A Tvul Yom - A tamei person who has gone to the Mikveh and is awaiting sunset to become Tahor (spiritually pure); b) A Mechusar Kipurim - A Tamei person who has gone to the Mikveh but has yet to bring his required sacrifice to become Tahor; c) An Onan - a mourner prior to the burial of the deceased.
- 7:8 - a) A Tvul Yom; b) A Mechusar Kipurim; c) An Onan (see answer 12 for more detail).
- 7:12 - a) After a safe arrival from an ocean voyage; b) After a safe arrival from a desert journey; c) After being freed from prison; d) After recovering from illness.
- 7:18 - The person slaughters the animal with the intention that it be eaten after the prescribed time.
- 7:20 - With Kares (spiritual excision).
- 8:28 - He served as the Kohen.
- 8:34 - Seven days.
- 8:34 - The burning of the Parah Adumah (red cow).
- Olah (6:2); Minchah (6:7); Chatas (6:18); Asham (7:1); Shlamim (7:11).
|Bringing the flour offering to the Altar is a mitzvah, but it is not an absolute requirement. That is to say, the offering is valid even if it is not brought to the Altar.
Only a kohen can fulfill the mitzvah of bringing the offering to the Altar. If a non-kohen brings the offering to the Altar, the mitzvah has not been fulfilled, but the offering is valid nonetheless.
Written and Compiled by Rabbi Eliyahu Kane & Rabbi Reuven Subar
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