Posts Tagged ‘leaven’

Vayikra 5777

March 28, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of March 26th, 2017

Why does Lev 2:11 have two different words for “leaven” — and what’s wrong with leaven to begin with?

Lev. 2:11

No meal offering that you offer to the Lord shall be made with leaven [חמץ], for no leaven [שאר] or honey may be turned into smoke as an offering by fire to the Lord.

Nahmanides:  … Or perhaps there is some mystery in all of this that escapes us.

This week’s handout:  24 Vayikra 5777


Vayikra 5776

March 15, 2016

You must always “cause leaven to cease” from your offerings, but you may NEVER “cause salt to cease” from them.
What does that mean, and why is it so?

This week’s handout:  24 Vayikra 5776