Tetzaveh 5761

Tora - Torah

Parshat Tetzaveh 15 Adar, 5761 March 10, 2001

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Take the first pasuk (verse) in this Parsha and look at a deeper level of the words… for both Torah and Tora learning. This version is based on Rabbi David Wolfe-Blank, z”l, slightly modified.

And you shall command the Israelites that they take you oil of olives, pure, beaten, for the light, to burn a lamp regularly. (Shemot, 2720)

 

And you shall command (tetzaveh)

Connect the more intuitive parts of you

(Tetzaveh means command and connect; a mitzvah is a connector between us and Hashem)

 

the Israelites

with the more conventional parts of you

(I prefer with the fellowship of Godwrestlers)

 

That they take you oil of olives,

Take and absorb deeply inside yourselves wisdom from the tree of life

 

pure,

purified of subtle agendas

 

beaten,

in submission to Hashem’s will

 

for the light,

so that its inner light shines through

 

to burn a lamp

with the intention that each soul and spirit will rise

 

regularly.

As a result of your immersion in the light.

The lesson

Connect the more intuitive parts of you with the fellowship of Godwrestlers. Take and absorb deeply inside yourselves wisdom from the tree of life, purified of subtle agendas, in submission to Hashem’s will, so that its inner light shines through with the intention that each soul and spirit will rise as a result of your immersion in the light.

 

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