The Book of Leviticus is called by our sages “Torat Kohanim,” the Torah of Priests. Yet when we read this book, we discern that a part of it deals also with topics that do not have to do only with the kohanim, the sons of Aaron, but with the entire Jewish People.

At first glance, the first word of our parasha and sefer, “Vayikra”- “and He called,” seems almost anticlimactic. With the completion of the Mishkan’s construction in last week’s parasha, we would have expected the inaugural celebration. Instead, we are to wait several weeks (in the Torah readings) for the occasion. Almost impatiently, Hashem summons Moshe into the Ohel Moed. There are more laws to learn.

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