Shemini – Rishon

And on the Eighth Day…

By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

On the eighth day, Moshe gathered Aharon, his sons and the Elders. He told Aharon to offer a calf and a ram as a sin offering and burnt offering, respectively. The Jews were to offer a goat (as a sin offering), a calf and a lamb (as a burnt offering), and a bull and a ram (as a peace offerings), plus a flour offering. G-d was going to “appear” to them. Everybody did as Moshe instructed, while the nation watched. (This aliyah details Aharon offering his own sacrifices and the start of the people’s sacrifices…

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