Shabbat Commentary

Friday, March 02, 2007 |  by Staff Writer
“Tetzaveh” You Shall Command
Exodus 20:20–30:10; Deuteronomy 25:17–19; Ezekiel 37:10–27


The main lesson from this week’s reading is that GOD Himself wants to dwell in the midst of us! This is the parallel we draw from the role of the tabernacle and the High Priest. Secondly we learn from our portion out of the prophets that Obedience is greater than sacrifice.

The Feast of Purim will be celebrated on March 4 and 5. During Purim, Jews read the Book of Esther.

Let us also come before "the King" as Queen Esther did, with courage to ask for the redemption of the Jewish people. These days we have another Haman who wants to annihilate the Jewish people, and he even comes from the same nation – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, formerly Persia.

Today let us pray that the ‘pur,’ the lot, will fall and rather than a planned day of destruction we will see the long awaited day of redemption of Israel as a nation! So let us continue to intercede, like Esther and Mordechai, in prayer and fasting for the welfare and safety of the Jewish people.

Purim is the most joyous holiday, a day of victory!

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