“Parsha to the Point” – Tetzaveh 5778

Parshat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10)  Rabbi David Stav  This Shabbat, we will read Parshat Tetzaveh in our synagogues, and also remove another Torah scroll from the ark, from which we will read an excerpt containing the verses, “Zachor (remember) what Amalek did to you…you shall not forget!” [Deut. 25:17-19]. This is why this Shabbat is …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Tetzaveh 5778

Parshat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “You shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under Heaven; do not forget!” [Deut. 25:19]. Parshat Zachor – Deuteronomy 25:17-19 Each year on Shabbat Zachor, the Sabbath that precedes the festival of Purim, we read from a selection in the Book of Deuteronomy …

אישה ופרשה: תצוה תשע”ז

  על בגדים ופנימיות הסמיכות בין עיסוק הפרשה בשמן המאור לבין עיסוקה בבגדי הכהונה, מאיר את עיננו לקשר בין הבגד לנפש – בין הפנים והחוץ, ובין פרשת תצווה לפורים תחיה הורביץ מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, …

“Parsha to the Point” – Tetzaveh 5777

Parshat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10) Rabbi David Stav  One of the priest’s special garments is the Urim Ve-tumim, the grid of precious stones covering the breastplate. The Torah says the following: “You shall place the Urim Ve-tumim into the Choshen of judgment so that they will be over Aaron’s heart…” [Ex. 28:30] Twelve special …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Tetzaveh 5777

Parshat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Make a forehead-plate of pure gold, and engrave on it…’Holy to G-d’.  Attach a twist of sky-blue wool to it” (Exodus 28:36-37) This week’s portion of Tetzaveh, wherein Moses’ name is not mentioned even once, exclusively belongs to Aaron, whose name appears …