Tzav

Is today’s portion, Tzav, the only place in the Torah where bullshit is explicitly mentioned?

Get the bullshit out of the camp and set it on fire. Not every parsha offers such actionable and contemporary advice!

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2 thoughts on “Tzav

  1. Michael says:

    There are a few other instances, all in the context of disposing of extraneous parts of sacrifices. See Leviticus 4:11, which was read last week, or Numbers 19:5 (a heifer rather than a bull).

  2. Evelyn Lamb says:

    There wasn’t as direct a piece of actionable advice, but Catholic/Episcopal/other churches that use the same lectionary were treated to Luke 13:1-9 this morning, which includes a verse about putting manure on a fig tree. I wouldn’t have noticed if I hadn’t been on bullshit alert thanks to your post.

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