Parshat Tzav 5773 Schedule

Shabbat HaGadol

Shabbat Schedule

Friday, March 22

  • 06:40 pm – Mincha
  • 06:41 pm – Candle lighting

Saturday, March 23

  • 08:45 am – Shacharit
  • 09:46 am – Latest time for Kriat Shema
  • Cancelled – Jr. Congregation
  • 11:15 am – Luncheon

The Rabbi will deliver his Shabbat HaGadol drasha during the Luncheon.

  • TBA – B’nos
  • TBA – Men’s Class: Nefesh HaChaim
  • 05:00 pm – Family Se’udah Shlishit
  • 06:30 pm – Mincha and Se’udah Shlishit
  • 07:35 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 07:50 pm – Shabbat Ends

Pesach Schedule

Sunday, March 24

  • 08:00 am – Shacharit
  • 06:45 pm – Mincha
  • 07:15 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 07:43 pm – Search for chametz begins

Monday, March 25 Erev Pesach

  • 06:40 am – Shacharit, followed by Siyum Bechorim
  • 10:22 am – Latest time for Eating chametz
  • 11:36 am – Latest time for Burning chametz
  • 09:30 am – 11:15 am – Chametz burning at Beth Israel
  • 04:32 pm – Latest time for eating permissible matzah products

Monday Evening, March 25 First Seder

  • 06:44 pm – Candlelighting
  • 06:45 pm – Mincha
  • 07:20 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 07:52 pm – Earliest time to begin Seder
  • 12:50 am – Latest time for eating Afikomen

Tuesday, March 26 Passover, First Day

  • 07:45 am – Shacharit at Salem Towers
  • 08:45 am – Shacharit
  • 09:43 am – Latest time for Kriat Shema
  • 04:33 pm – Latest time for eating permissible matzah products
  • 06:45 pm – Mincha
  • 07:20 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 07:54 pm – Earliest Candlelighting. Light from an existing flame. No preparations for the second Seder should be made before 7:54 p.m.
  • 12:50 am – Latest time for eating Afikomen

Wednesay, March 27 Passover, Second Day

  • 07:45 am – Shacharit at Salem Towers
  • 08:45 am – Shacharit
  • 09:42 am – Latest time for Kriat Shema
  • 06:45 pm – Mincha
  • 07:45 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 07:55 pm – Yom Tov ends

Thursday, March 28 Chol Hamoed

  • 06:40 am – Shacharit
  • 06:50 pm – Mincha
  • 07:20 pm – Ma’ariv

Friday, March 29 Chol Hamoed

  • 06:40 am – Shacharit
  • 06:45 pm – Mincha
  • 06:49 pm – Candle lighting

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Weekly Words of Torah

The Internal and Future Beit HaMikdash

Insights into Parshat Tzav of Mr. Binyomin Avraham Barman of Yeshivat Sha’alvim, by Rav Re’uven Ungar of Sha’alvim.

“צו את אהרן ואת בניו לאמר זאת תורת העולה”
“Command Aaron and his sons, saying: This is the law of the elevation-offering” (Tzav 6:2)

In Parshat Vayikra, we are taught the laws pertaining to the Olah offering. Rashi on this verse comments that the sacrificial parts of this offering may be burned on the Altar all night until the morning (derived from Megilah 21a).

The Medrash (Vayikra Rabah 7:2) on this verse explains that if a person repents for his sins, he is regarded as if he had gone up to Yerushalayim, rebuilt the Beit HaMikdash and the Altar, and brought on it all the offerings that are mentioned in the Torah. The Medrash continues by saying that every Jew is a temple. If he does good deeds, then his temple is holy. If he sins, then he contaminates his temple. The beautiful thing about Teshuva is that when I truly repent, it is as if I rebuilt myself and recreated my temple again. From this Medrash we see the unbelievable power that Teshuva entails.

One of the interpretations Chazal provide on this verse is that Aharon was commanded to be zealous when bringing the Korban Olah, not only for now, but for all generations to follow. There is a problem with that statement. If there is no Beit HaMikdash, there are no offerings that can be brought. What do Chazal mean that we need to be zealous like Aharon in future generations as well?
Also, we learn in Sefer Chaggai 1:7-8, that right before the second Beit HaMikdash was about to be built, the people asked the prophet Chaggai why there was so much hunger and suffering. Chaggai told the people it was because they didn’t have a second Beit HaMikdash yet. When it would be built, the hunger and suffering would end. We see that this presents a huge problem. Chazal said that we have to be enthusiastic for further generations, yet if that is so, then Chaggai’s prophecy also is inaccurate since it is inconsistent with its relevance to future generations?

The Gemara in Chagigah 27b states that EVERY Jew has a temple of some sort within them. When we don’t have a Beit HaMikdash, our Shabbat table at home offers atonement. Rav Yaakov Kaminetsky in his Sefer Emet L’Yaakov says that a table symbolizes the charity and hospitality of a Jewish home. Also the values we teach to our children come by example from what we do at our Shabbat table with them. Therefore, when Chazal state that Aharon was commanded to bring the Korban zealously for generations, it is referring to our tables at home until we are merited to be able to build our third and final Beit HaMikdash in the very close future.

Hashem commanded us to keep his Temple eternal. Let us work extra hard to ensure that we are extremely vigilant in its preservation for many years to come.