Questions tagged [sefer-vayikra]
Third book of the Torah
Definition of "witness" for purposes of Devarim 19:15
According to Devarim 19:15, conviction requires two or three witnesses. To be a witness, what must an individual have "seen" or "known" per Vayikra 5:1? Would they need to see or ...
Are there any exceptions to the two-witness rule in Devarim 19:15?
What role, if any, should circumstantial evidence play in halachic courts dealing with criminal matters? Are there ever any exceptions to the requirement of two witnesses to convict someone of a crime?...
Destroy Coffee Cup (Vayikra 11:33), when fly dies in beverage?
Considering Vayikra 11:33 - Should a [Restaurant] owner who sees their customer’s ceramic coffee cup ☕️ contains a dead fly, break the cup & dispose (or wash it for future customers)? Question ...
Why does the Torah in Leviticus 21/23 use the word "Mikdoshay" in plural form?
אַ֣ךְ אֶל־הַפָּרֹ֜כֶת לֹ֣א יָבֹ֗א וְאֶל־הַמִּזְבֵּ֛חַ לֹ֥א יִגַּ֖שׁ כִּֽי־מ֣וּם בּ֑וֹ וְלֹ֤א יְחַלֵּל֙ אֶת־מִקְדָּשַׁ֔י כִּ֛י אֲנִ֥י יְהֹוָ֖ה מְקַדְּשָֽׁם׃ but he shall not enter behind the curtain or ...
Why were the earthen vessels broken in Leviticus 15:12?
Leviticus 15:12 NASB However, an earthenware vessel which the man with the discharge touches shall be broken, and every wooden vessel shall be rinsed in water. It is said according to the book of ...
Why is the flour option available in only one case?
Vayikra 5 describes the offering required as a Chatat. This subcategory allows offerings of varying value, depending on what the guilty person can afford. Vayikra 5:11 reads וְאִם־לֹא֩ תַשִּׂ֨יג ...
What are the sacred garments called?
The ordinary robes of priests are called Bigdei Kehunah (those with Ephod, Gold etc.) but the sacred ones of linen only, (Lev. 16:4, Ez. 44:18-19) to wear in the Kodesh Kodashim, what are they called?
Malbim’s grammatical argument in Parashat Tzav
Can someone help me to understand the grammatical/ interpretive point that the Malbim is making in his commentary to Leviticus 6:21 (the entries numbered 67 and 68 on Sefaria)?
Do we have an obligation to love the Erev Rav?
Does the mitzvah of loving other Jews(Vayikra 19:18) apply to the Erev Rav?
Hadasim: Righteous or not?
The Midrash (Vayikra Rabba 30:12) says Hadasim refer to Jews who have good deeds but lack Torah: וַעֲנַף עֵץ עָבֹת, אֵלּוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל, מָה הֲדַס יֵשׁ בּוֹ רֵיחַ וְאֵין בּוֹ טַעַם, כָּךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל ...
Why take the Eitz HaDaas on Sukkos?
The Ramban (Vayikra 23:40) writes ועל דרך האמת "פרי עץ הדר" הוא הפרי שבו רוב התאוה ובו חטא אדם הראשון שנאמר (בראשית ג ו) ותרא האשה כי טוב העץ למאכל וכי תאוה הוא לעינים ונחמד העץ להשכיל ותקח ...
Source for ויראת מאלקיך because of loss of money
HaKesav VeHaKabbalah (Deuteronomy 10:12) writes: והנה מצאנו בחמשה מקומות שדברה תורה ממצות שבין אדם לחברו שסיימה בהם ויראת מאלהיך, כמו אל תקלל חרש ויראת מאלהיך, מפני שיבה תקום ויראת מאלהיך, ולא תונו ...
What's up with the end of Sefer Vayikra?
Sefer Vayikra has lots of laws in it, and then it closes with an appropriate conclusion, namely, the story of what happens to Israel if it chooses to follow those laws, or if (ח"ו) Israel strays ...
Why can't we uncensor all editions of Sefer Vayikra?
I heard according to our sages of blessed memory that certain editions of Sefer Vayikra were censored in Europe, because it says in Sefer Vayikra when the end comes Edom (The West/Christianity) will ...
Chronological order of parshiyot in Sefer Vayikra
I am trying to figure out when several parshiyos in Vayikra were said by Moshe to bnei yisroel. For example, the parshiyos of Tazria and Metzora - when did Moshe teach them? In במדבר פרק ה Hashem ...
Why are the last five parshiyos of sefer Shemos not in sefer Vayikra?
Since parshiyos Terumah through Pekudei deal with the building and vessels of the Mishkan and the priestly garments, why are they in Sefer Shemos and not in Sefer Vayikra? Isn't Shemos supposed to be ...