Office of the Chief Rabbi

D’var Torah: Parashat Tetzaveh

Whereas some Rabbonim have identified the ‘Shema Yisrael’  or ‘V’ahavta l’reacha kamocha’ as the most important passages in the Torah, Rabbi Shimon Ben Pazi pointed instead towards a passage in this week’s Parasha of Tetzaveh. The Chief Rabbi considers how instructions for presenting sacrifices in the Temple encourage a level of religious consistency that is still applicable to Jewish life today.

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