Friday, February 19, 2016

Tetsave Text message

Parashat Tetsave (You shall command)

At the beginning of chapter 30 in the book of Exodus, we read about a second altar.
The altar is for the incense.
According to  the interpretation of Rabenu Bechaye Ibn Pakuda, the incense was the offering that was accepted the most by G-d.
According to his explanation, all the animal parts and other edible offerings were not going to completely disappear. Parts of the animals will be eaten, there will be ashes, etc., but the incense will vanish in the air. Nothing will remain.
Sometimes we believe saving will save us… The incense offering teaches us that sometimes it is time to give it all.

In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L

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