For, behold, the day cometh, it burneth as a furnace; and all the proud, and all that work wickedness, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall set them ablaze, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
tzav “Command Aaron”
Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36
One of the “mitzvahs” – the commandments – was to keep a constant fire on the altar of the “mishkan” – the Tabernacle. It was told that when the people acted righteously the flames formed into the face of a lion; but when they moved away from righteous behavior, the flames resembled a dog. Part of the rituals of sacrifice included waving the objects in all directions reminding us that Hashem is everywhere. One part of a sacrificial ritual included placing blood on the right ear symbolizing one should always listen to the words of Hashem.