Culture, Israel, Religion

In our mouths and in our hearts: Day 30

361. The procedure for the minchah / meal offering (Leviticus 2)
362. “S/he shall not add oil to it…” (Leviticus 5:11) = if someone brings a minchah as a chatat (because s/he couldn’t afford an animal)
363. “…and s/he shall not lay frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.” (Leviticus 5:11) = same as #362
364. “Every meal offering of a priest shall be a whole offering; it shall not be eaten.” (Leviticus 6:16) = if someone else brings a minchah, the priest eats it (#366); if the priest himself brings it, no one eats it.
365. “It shall not be baked with leaven.” (Leviticus 6:10) = any minchah must be unleavened
366. “What is left of it shall be eaten by Aaron and his sons.” (Leviticus 6:9) = the minchah, minus the part offered on the altar
367. “You shall go there, and you shall bring there your burnt offerings and other sacrifices, your tithes and contributions, your votive and freewill offerings.” (Deuteronomy 12:5-6) = bring all the sacrifices that you have vowed on the first pilgrimage festival that occurs after that
368. “When you make a vow to Adonai your God, do not put off fulfilling it.” (Deuteronomy 23:22) = don’t delay bringing the sacrifices that you have vowed
369. “You must bring everything that I command you to the site where Adonai your God will choose to establish God’s name.” (Deuteronomy 12:11) = bring all sacrifices to the Temple
370. “Such sacred and votive donations that you may have shall be taken by you to the site that God will choose.” (Deuteronomy 12:26) = bring sacrifices from outside the land of Israel to the Temple
371. “If anyone of the house of Israel slaughters an ox or sheep or goat in the camp, or does so outside the camp, and does not bring it to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting to present it as an offering to God, before God’s Tabernacle, bloodguilt shall be imputed to that person: s/he has shed blood.” (Leviticus 17:3-4) = don’t slaughter sacrifices outside the Temple courtyard
372. “Take care not to sacrifice your burnt offerings in any place you like.” (Deuteronomy 12:13) = don’t offer a sacrifice outside the Temple courtyard
373. “These are the offerings by fire that you are to present to God: as a regular burnt offering every day, two yearling lambs without blemish.” (Numbers 28:3)
374. “The fire on the altar shall be kept burning.” (Leviticus 6:5) = light the fire every day
375. “It shall not go out.” (Leviticus 6:5) = don’t put out the fire from #374

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  1. When I think of the quotes “Above all, the movement must intensely engage its congregants in a way that rivals what is frequently found in Orthodox communities. There is a hunger for that, Eisen said, and the Conservative movement must provide it. “If we can’t win on that count,” Eisen said, “we can’t win.” I think that as a member of a Conservative synagogue I find that some arms of the Conservative movement routinely try to disengage from regular congregants like me. For instance I don’t understand why the Rabbinical Assembly’s own website doesn’t make mention about it’s own convention – going on right now – or it’s most previous law committee meeting. Is there a reason for needed secrecy about what is being talked about at the convention or that the convention is even happening? Eventually last year’s speeches from the RA 2006 Convention were made available in a public format but to get all those audio files would have cost $350. (See Regarding the most previous CJLS meeting, I can’t find anyhwere in the print media or on the web about what happened at the March 2007 CJLS meeting. Also do we know who the Rabbis are that joined the CJLS once Rabbi Roth and the other rabbis resigned in December? Am I allowed to know this? Why this utter disconnect between the Rabbinical circles in the Conservative movement and members of Conservative synagogues like me. If I am suppose to care about what Conservative rabbis are thinking and doing then why isn’t there a movement wide platform to hear what Conservative rabbis from all over the country, Israel and elsewhere are saying. Why am I reduced to reading only a few quotes from the chancellor in an article on the web?

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