Parshat Tetzaveh Resources

Exodus 27:20-30:10


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Changes in life's mission and purpose

Moshe Rabbeinu's name is not mentioned in parashat Tetzaveh. The reason for this, as explained in the inner writings of the Torah is that he ascended into the very essence of his name, which precedes the name given to a person in this lifetime. Harav Ginsburgh explains the three levels of our mission in life: nothingness, light, and name and explains how we can use this to help us cope with changes in what appears to be our mission and purpose in life. Click here for the video and additional material.

Added: 5 First Adar 5771 | 9 Feb 2011


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The nothingness, light, and name of our souls

Our mission in life is defined by a three-level descent of our soul, from nothingness (before God), to simple undifferntiated light, to the name that we are given when born into this world [see more in our other video for parashat Tetzaveh]. This short video introduces three additional models that parallel the soul's 3 level descent and help us understand it better: 1) the three sefirot: Keter, Chochmah, and Binah. 2) Point, line, and area, and perhaps the strongest of all in terms of meditating on these concepts: 3) the forehead, the eyes, and the mouth. Click here for the video and additional material.

Added: 5 First Adar 5771 | 9 Feb 2011


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Ve'atah Tetzaveh: The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Last Message

An in depth study of the last Chassidic discourse handed out by the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The discourse titled Ve'atah Tetzaveh deals with the special spiritual work that has been given to us, the final generation of exile and the first generation of the redemption. It is intrinsically linked to parshat Tetzaveh, to the month of Adar, and to Purim.


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Essential Eights: Olive Oil and the Priestly Garments

Both the olive oil for the menorah and the priestly garments that open this week’s Torah portion have an essential connection to the number eight. What is the inner meaning of this juxtaposition of concepts? In this week's meditation, Rabbi Ginsburgh describes how we can harness the power of olive oil and transform its properties into the atoning energy of the eight priestly garments, thereby illuminating the world. Continue reading…


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