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Parashat Tetzaveh – Respect For Torah

  Happy Purim! (Hint: press ctrl+a on a computer or long press on your phone to reveal the Dvar Torah)   וְעָשִׂיתָ בִגְדֵי קֹדֶשׁ לְאַהֲרֹן אָחִיךָ לְכָבוֹד וּלְתִפְאָרֶת You shall make holy garments for your brother Aharon, for honor and glory   Aside from all the holy symbolism contained in the garments of the Kohen...

Parashat Tetzaveh – The Torah Is Our Lifeline

 שֶׁמֶן זַיִת זָךְ כָּתִית לַמָּאוֹר לְהַעֲלֹת נֵר תָּמִיד …pure olive oil, crushed for lighting, to kindle the lamps [of the Menorah] continually. – ● The Torah is our support in the most trying of times – The Midrash Rabbah brings a passuk from Yirmiyahu where it says that Hashem calls the Jews “olives”. The Midrash...

Parashat Tetzaveh – Detecting Falsehood

בַּבֹּקֶר בַּבֹּקֶר בְּהֵיטִיבוֹ אֶת הַנֵּרֹת יַקְטִירֶנָּה. וּבְהַעֲלֹת אַהֲרֹן אֶת הַנֵּרֹת בֵּין הָעַרְבַּיִם יַקְטִירֶנָּה… …every morning while he sets the lamps in order, he shall make it go up in smoke. And when Aharon kindles the lights in the afternoon, he shall make it go up in smoke – Twice a day Aharon, the Kohen Gadol, would...

Parashat Tetzaveh – Acquiring Torah

שֶׁמֶן זַיִת זָךְ כָּתִית לַמָּאוֹר לְהַעֲלֹת נֵר תָּמִיד pure olive oil, crushed for lighting, to kindle the lamps continually – Rashi explains that “pure” means that it can contain no sediment, and “crushed” was that they would crush (put pressure) on the olives, and after just one drop came out they would grind it to...

Parashat Tetzaveh – Gain Wisdom

כָּל חַכְמֵי לֵב אֲשֶׁר מִלֵּאתִיו רוּחַ חָכְמָה …all the wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom – The Torah on occasion uses the term “wise hearted”. What does that mean? Who is wise hearted? It sounds like something good, how can we become wise hearted? Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz, in his sefer,...

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