Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Tzav” (meaning ‘command,’ from Leviticus/Vayikra chapters 6 through 8).
This week Mark’s internet connection was devastated for the Erev Shabbat service, so the ‘overview teaching’ didn’t really happen, until a recap during the Sabbath Day session.
The parsha begins with an admonition to “command” Aaron and his sons — the cohenim — concerning the instruction of YHVH about the things outlined in last week’s parsh, the olah, minchah, chattat (and asham), and shalamim offerings. The associated haftorah portion for this week, from Jeremiah chapter 7, offers an interesting and very instructive contrast. And it’s one which is not in the least less dramatic today, because we still are being conditioned to “trust in lying things, which are of no avail.”