Rabbi Milevsky's Thought of the Week: Tzav - Shabbos Hagodol - 5775

OFFERING OF EXCITEMENT  

In Pareshat Tzav the Torah teaches that when a Kohen is inaugurated he is to bring a special offering of fine flour.  The Torah adds that the Kohen Gadol is to bring this offering every single day of his tenure.

It is natural for a Kohen to feel elated on the first day of a service in the Beit HaMikdash.  Thus, the Torah wants his emotions of delight and appreciation to be expressed with this special offering.  However, the Kohen Gadol must be a person who is able to feel excited on a daily basis, even if that which he is doing is performed day in and day out.  Therefore, the daily offering of the Kohen Gadol is the exact same one, as any Kohen would bring on day-one-of-the-job.

Shabbat Shalom