Parashat Tetzaveh

Haftarah for Tetzaveh

The altar in the Temple.

All That’s Gold Doesn’t Glitter

Behind every gold ring are mountains of waste and trails of destruction.

We Are All Holy Before God

How to make weighty decisions about the community we are working to create.

Responsible Clothing

Following the example of the High Priest's bands, issue bracelets can raise awareness--the awareness of their wearer.

The Routine vs. The Novel

The rituals of the tabernacle and Temple called for strictly defined roles -- but also allowed for new expressions.

Live To Serve

Like the priests and Levites, we must find our unique eternal flame to light the world.

Parashat Tetzaveh: Summary

God describes to Moses the clothing and anointing process of the priests.

Clothes Make The Person

The emphasis on the priestly clothes teaches us the importance of bringing honor and splendor to God and the commandments.

Multiplicity Of Meanings

The high priest's breastplate reminds us of the numerous ways to understand text and reality.

The Holy Art of Sacrifice

Balancing wisdom with passion is the key to achieving justice in the world.