Torah Portion #24 Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1-5:26)
This is the first Torah Portion in the book of Leviticus and talk about the 5 different types of offerings.
The complete book of Leviticus took place at Mt. Sani.
The Purpose of Leviticus is an instruction for the priests and Levites outlining their duties in worship. How to perform their duties, hot to be educated regarding Yah’s sacrifices, laws, etc. It is a guidebook of holy living for community of Israel.
The word “Leviticus” means, “that which pertains to the Levites.
The theme of the book are the requirments to be set apart to YHWH
The overwhelming message of Leviticus is the holiness of Our Creator,
“you must be holy because I, Yahweh your God is holy -Leviticus 19:2
Holiness in mentioned more times (152) than in any other book of the Bible.