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In memory of Bennie Magy - Bentziyon ben Avraham v Elke Magy, who passed away Menachem Av 22, 5749 - August 23, 1989 and Rose Magy - Rivka Rayzel Bat Chayim Yaakov v'Chaya Tertza Arbit, who passed away Tamuz 2, 5765 - July 9, 2005. May their souls experience a lichtiger Gan Eden - an illuminated Garden of Eden and may their family only experience Simchas from now on. Sponsored by their son Paul Magy - Birmingham, Michigan.


This week's YouParsha Tzav http://youtu.be/TTxBzv4q4rs The Ash Offering.


An essential part of Parshas Tzav - Leviticus 6 -8, is the seven days that initiated the sanctuary. For seven days, Aharon and his sons practiced the procedures of the sanctuary. The posuk informs us that Aharon and his sons did all they were commanded. Of course, Aharon and his sons did all they were commanded; Cohanim are meticulous to mitvas. Why is this verse needed?

The purpose of the seven days of initiation was to get Aharon and his sons accustomed to working in the sanctuary. There are many procedures with many details required. The verse tells us that at the very onset, Aharon and his sons performed the sanctuary services perfectly. Every rehearsal was like a full performance. They did not add or miss any detail.

The Jews at Sinai were declared to be a nation of Cohanim. Every person is responsible for their sanctuary. It is only natural that each Jew adheres to even the minutest detail in our service to Hashem.


Having Shabbos in mind while booking a flight saved a passenger's life.

Andy was set to travel from Sydney, Australia, on March 1st, to Hong Kong, and then to Kuala Lumpur. From Kuala Lumpur, he was to fly to Beijing, and he requested to be on a flight on Saturday, March 8. The travel agent, an Orthodox Jew, proposed a slightly altered itinerary, changing the Kuala Lumpur-Beijing flight from Saturday to Friday. When the customer requested to change to Saturday, the travel agent responded that he would not be able to book travel for him over the Sabbath, but that he was free to book that flight by himself, saying, "You know I don't like flying Jews on Shabbos." After deciding to book the flight himself, Andy later emailed the travel agent that he has changed his mind, and asked if he has a recommendation on where to eat in Beijing over Shabbat.

The travel agent recommended a place to get a nice kosher meal (probably Chabad) and booked him the originally proposed itinerary, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Friday early morning instead of Saturday. After Shabbos, when Malaysia Air Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12:43 am and has yet to be located, the travel agent received an email from Andy. "This is a true miracle for the books," he wrote. "You are a true lifesaver." "Not I am the lifesaver," responded the travel agent. "G'd and Shabbos were your lifesavers. You owe them something."


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