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Tetzaveh: Service from the Heart

This week’s Torah reading, Tetzaveh/Command, provides instructions for making the high priest’s ritual garments. Aaron and all subsequent high priests were commanded to wear these vestments whenever they entered the Tent of Meeting or approached the altar. The priestly garb included a woven breastplate (khoshen) set with precious stones inscribed with names of the twelve Israelite tribes.  Exodus […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Tetzaveh

Tetzaveh: Eternal Light

Early in my adult Jewish learning, the evolutionary quality of Jewish thought and practice captured my interest.  As conditions changed over time and across space, Jews found extraordinary ways of adapting without losing connection to the past. This week’s Torah portion offers an opportunity to explore this process of adaptation and change. In last week’s […]

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