Some thoughts and resources for exploring the Torah portion, “Tzav,” Leviticus 6:1-8:36. (Sometimes spelled “Tsav” or maybe “Zav.”) This is part of a series of weekly “gathering sources” posts, collecting previous material on the weekly Torah portion, most originally part of a 2010 series called “Opening the Book.” Tzav is next read beginning at minchah on Shabbat 3/16/19 (Shabbat Vayikra).
A Path to Follow — on taking out the ashes and Seder night misgivings
Something to Notice — changing clothes and gait on Shabbat
Language and Translation — a foreshadowing of disaster
Great Sources — “The Altared Table”