Command [Aaron and His Sons]

Leviticus 6:1−8:36

When Is Tzav Read?

/ 14 Nisan 5785
/ 10 Nisan 5786
/ 18 Adar II 5787


  • The five sacrifices that the priests are to perform are described. (6:1-7:38)
  • Limitations on the consumption of meat are delineated. (7:17-27)
  • Details about the ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests and the preparation of the Tabernacle as a holy place are given. (8:1-36)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Tzav Commentary

Photo of a person holding a lit light bulb in both hands

Who’s Afraid of the Dark?

By: Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg

Parashat Tzav speaks to the historic nature of light and fire as a source of solace. In the Torah, this is a physical flame; the experience is intended to offer thanks or atonement, in other words, to connect with the Eternal from a place of humility. In modernity, this burning flame takes on both physical and spiritual forms.

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Listen to Podcasts About Tzav

Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat Tzav in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs