Vayikra – Servant Leadership

How is the average Israelite meant to approach the book of Leviticus which seems to contain mostly laws for Kohen-priests? What is the take home lesson for us when the midrash speaks about Moshe’s special relationship with Hashem? What is the meaning of Hashem’s reference to the Jewish people as ‘His?’ How can we relate to someone else’s ‘specialness’ when we don’t feel particularly special ourselves?

Find out in this week’s parsha podcast.

Running time: 27:03


  1. Cb on April 2, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Ari
    I love your podcasts, thank u
    I wanted to add to ur wkly parsha podcast from this last wk an additional thought
    U asked what is the purpose of us regular ppl knowing about the karbanos and all the laws . You also relayed how moshe built the Mishkan and wrote Hashems name on every block , and Hashem called moshe back inside- calling to the person who attributes all to Hashem. How special and close a relationship Hashem and moshe have, which ultimately helps us. How too can we learn from this
    So my thought is as follows
    Us regular ppl have the ability to climb great levels of emunah , to also have that close and special relationship to Hashem, by recognizing how every single thing that happens in our lives , how everything we are, how all that we do, all is comes from Hashem , aveinu shebashamayim.
    We too can be writing Hashems name on every “block” that consists of the blocks of our lives. By truly recognizing that nothing is coincidence, all comes from Hashem, and all is good, we too are building our own special close relationship wit Hashem with is what I feel Judaism is all about

    • Ari Goldwag on April 2, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      thanks for the comment. I totally agree. yasher koach.

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