The rituals of the tabernacle and Temple called for strictly defined roles -- but also allowed for new expressions.
Like the priests and Levites, we must find our unique eternal flame to light the world.
God describes to Moses the clothing and anointing process of the priests.
The emphasis on the priestly clothes teaches us the importance of bringing honor and splendor to God and the commandments.
The high priest's breastplate reminds us of the numerous ways to understand text and reality.
Balancing wisdom with passion is the key to achieving justice in the world.
Parashat Tetzaveh foreshadows the connection the Children of Israel will have with God after the death of Moses.
The incense reminds us to unite our bodies and souls in our service of God and to imbue our lives with holiness, purity, compassion and hope.