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Tetzaveh 5784 from 5780

Is our life all smoke and mirrors? This section of the Torah deals with the Mishkan, the Sanctuary in the desert that the Creator asked Moshe to build. Remember these portions are not chronological e.g., here Aaron, his four children and Nadav and Abihu offering stranger fire comes before their inauguration.  As your rabbi, I […]

Parashat Tetzaveh 5783

  11 Adar Who will speak for those who cannot speak for themselves? I am taking the message on today’s Parashah, Tetzaveh (You shall command) from the teaching that our rabbi of blessed memory brought to us in 5780. As I mentioned last Shabbat, he told us that these portions are not chronological. Why should […]

Parashat Tetzaveh 5782

11 Adar 1 5782 This week in Parashat Tetzaveh we repeatedly find the idea of “kedusha” (“holiness”). Exodus 28: 2 – 4 addresses the “holy garments”; chapter 29:43 and 44, the consecrated service to God is spoken of as “holy”. In chap.28:36, the plaque on Aaron, the High Priest’s forehead would read “Kodesh L’Adonai” קֹדֶשׁ לַיהוָה(“Holy […]

Parashat Tetzaveh 5781

Our Actions Speak Louder than Words! Adar 15, 5781 Parashat Tetzaveh begins with lighting the menorah with pure oil. Although this has spiritual application for our lives, it was also very practical. The Ochel Moed, the Tent of Meeting had no windows, making it totally dark. The menorah served to bring light so that the […]