Parashah summary below.
Please be cautious, prudent, and safe!
Enjoy Purim best you can:
often comes a Shushan Purim Shabbat
for walled cities extra Purim is got -
new costumes with a pandemic mask
good snacking along with Shabbat tasks!
Parashah summary below.
Please be cautious, prudent, and safe!
Enjoy Purim best you can:
Not often comes a Shushan Purim Shabbat
When for walled cities extra Purim is got -
Funky, new costumes with a pandemic mask
Allow good snacking along with Shabbat tasks!
Torah nutshell adapted from kolel.org:
We continue with the theme that defines most of the rest of the
Book of Exodus: the construction and institution of the Mishkan,
the portable sanctuary, that was the place of worship for the
Israelites and the House of Hashem among the people during the
years of wandering in the wilderness. MOST IMPORTANT IS THE
OPENING VERSE THAT TELLS ALL THAT THE LAW MUST NEVER BE IN THE
DARK, HENCE A LIGHT TO BE LIT CONTINUALLY TO STAVE AWAY THE
DARK. Beyond that, Parashat Tetzaveh specifically focuses
on the Cohanim, the Priests who perform the rituals and
sacrifices on behalf of the people. Great detailed descriptions
are given of the complex ritual garments of the Cohen Gadol (the
High Priest) - regally resplendent in gold and adornments of
precious stones. Garments for other Kohanim are also described. Details are also given for the seven day period
of sacrifices and rituals required to consecrate the Priests for
service. The Parasha ends with a short description of the small golden
altar upon which incense was offered just outside the Holy of Holies and how it too is to be
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The sword comes into the world because of justice delayed and because of justice perverted.- Ethics of the Fathers 5:8
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- S.R. Hirsch, "Nineteen Letters," 1836
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The worship of God, though desirable as an end itself, can somehow never be in the right spirit, unless it impels one to the service of man. - Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan
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