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Tetzaveh and Purim: Extreme Project Runway

Clothing conceals. Clothing defines. Clothing elevates. Clothing is behind both this week’s parasha and the holiday of Purim, clothing in all of the roles it plays.  In this week’s parasha, Tetzaveh, there is a long complex description of Aaron’s vestments. … Continue reading

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Tetzaveh: Clothes make the….priest

In this week’s parasha, Tetzaveh, we get quite a dramatic scene :  Moses is commanded to ordain his brother Aaron as High Priest, and his 4 nephews as the other Priests of the community.  Like some Biblical Project Runway, the … Continue reading

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Tetzaveh: Hiding

This week’s parasha is for those behind the scenes, those unseen, those who don’t appear in the story, but are at work in the background. For Tetzaveh, that means Moses.  For Purim, that means God.   It’s the Shabbat before Purim, … Continue reading

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Tetzaveh: the weight of honor

If last week’s parasha Terumah was the IKEA/DIY section of the Torah, this week’s parasha Tetzaveh is all about Tim Gunn and Project Runway.  (I had to look that up, I never watch it, but I know there’s something about … Continue reading

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Tetzaveh: The colors of the world

Sometimes you can hold the whole world in one piece of cloth. Like when it’s your wedding veil.  Or your baby’s blanket.   Or a departed beloved’s shirt.  Or  your great-grandmother’s challah cover.  The whole world, for just a moment, is … Continue reading

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