Parshas Tetzaveh

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TetzavehExodus 27:20-30:10 – G-d tells Moses to receive from the Children of Israel pure olive oil to feed the “everlasting flame” of the menorah, which Aaron is to kindle each day, “from evening till morning.”

The priestly garments, to be worn by the Kohanim (priests) while serving in the Sanctuary are described. All Kohanim wore: 1) the ketonet — a full length linen tunic; 2) michnasayim — linen breeches; 3) mitznefet or migba’at — a linen turban; 4) avnet — a long sash wound above the waist.

In addition, the Kohen Gadol (“high priest”) wore: 5) the efod, an apron-like garment made of blue, purple and red-dyed wool, linen and gold thread; 6) the choshen, a breastplate containing twelve precious stones inscribed with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel; 7) me’il — a cloak of blue wool, with gold bells and decorative pomegranates on its hem; 8) the tzitz — a golden plate worn on the forehead bearing the inscription “Holy to G-d”.

Tetzaveh also includes G-d’s detailed instructions for the seven-day initiation of Aaron and his four sons — Nadav, Avihu, Elazar and Itamar — into the priesthood, and for the making of the Golden Altar on which the ketoret (“incense”) was burned.

(The Parshah in a Nutshell by Chabad.org)

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Some time ago Kol Menachem launched an online classroom for Jews on the go – ‘Torah in Ten’. The series provides weekly insightful conversations on the current Torah portion. The class includes interesting commentaries from renowned historical figures as well as modern views in addition to thought provoking and inspiring questions.

Announcing his new idea Rabbi Miller wrote: “In this go, go, go world we live in, it can be difficult to sit down and find time to study the weekly parsha. And when shabbos rolls around, we all wish we had studied more and could contribute to the conversation at the shabbos table. Not to mention our children, don’t we all wish we could provide them beautiful insights into the weekly parsha?”.

‘Torah in Ten’ is now available not only from a computer.  Asked by Jewish iPhone Community and many more iPhone users Kol Menachem kindly agreed to change the format of presentation so that weekly portion of  ‘Torah in Ten’ was available to be watched on iPhone’s/iPad’s screens. Nu, now then, what kind of excuse will you come up with?

Torah in Ten will take place every Tuesday, for ten minutes.  Let’s sum up with Rebbe’s words: “Our task is solely to illuminate the world with the light of  Torah,  Judaism and Chassidus”.

Your weekly “Torah In Ten” videocast by Rabbi Chaim Miller – Parshas  Tetzaveh

Shabbat Shalom.

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