Command Aharon and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the Mizbeach all night until morning, while the fire on the Mizbeach is kept going on it.
There were three Mizbeach fires: the “ma’aracha gedolah/the large pyre,” the “ma’aracha sheniyah shel ketoret/the second pyre of the incense,” and the “ma’aracha le’kiyum ha’esh/the pyre to ensure that there would always be a fire burning.”
This Torah portion is addressed to Aharon, because Moshe commented to Hashem that it appeared as if He was still upset at Aharon for his role in the Golden Calf.
This was due to the fact that there is no mention of Aharon in the discussion of the sacrifices. Hashem accepted Moshe’s suggestion, and therefore now addressed Aharon as a sign of endearment.
(Rashi 6:5; Yomah 45a, Yismach Moshe see Yefeh Tohar)
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