שמיני

After secluding Aharon and his sons for seven days, this week’s parsha begins with the first official atoning sacrifices.  Rashi, bolstered by the Re”em (sp?) note that it is not by accident that Aharon is commanded to bring a calf (9:2), as it is meant to atone both generally and specifically for the Calf which Aharon brought a few weeks ago to a disastrous result.

A calf for a Calf

To initiate a priest

And begin anew

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