Tetzaveh – What’s in a Name

Tetzaveh – What’s in a Name

Moses’ name doesn’t appear in this week’s Parsha even though he is its central figure. A name doesn’t express the essence of a person. It only identifies him for third parties. So, when G-d refers to Moses in the second person, ‘you’, that is even a more specific reference to Moses than his name.

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Tetzaveh – Light Up Your Life

Tetzaveh – Light Up Your Life

Why was the lighting of the Candelabra in the Mishkan so carefully worded, even seeking surety that the flame stays lit? Our soul is like G-d’s candle and each one of us has the ability to ignite the other’s soul with joy and happiness. This should not be done half-heartedly or just out of a

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Tetzaveh – Clothing Makes the Man

Tetzaveh – Clothing Makes the Man

The substantive nature of this week’s Parsha, Tetzaveh, is straight out of a clothing design magazine. It provides a detailed description of the jacket style, pants, even headwear of the Kohen – the priests who served in the temple. The colour scheme, stitching, embellishments of ‘bells and whistles’ are fully noted. And one wonders: why

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Tetzaveh – Amalek & Nazism

Tetzaveh – Amalek & Nazism

Never Again if you never forget. “Ve-Atta Tetzaveh es B’nei Ysroel…” Tetzaveh/Tzavta – connection. Commandment- contact point. Mind-contact in the present = understand, in the past = memory: Zachor. Certain things never forget – Amalek – the power of evil

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