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February 22, 2015 / conservadox

Dvar Torah- Tetzaveh

While discussing Moses’ ordination of Aaron as high priest, this week’s portion mentions something called a “wave offering”. (Exodus 29:24).  Rashi explains that this means that Moses must wave his hands in all directions to acknowledge Divine supremacy over the four quarters of the Earth.   So what is the Torah trying to tell us? Maybe that when we think of closeness to God, we shouldn’t think of it as that hard: God is, so to speak, in the air.

Incidentally, this sounds a lot like what Jews do with the etrog and lulav during Sukkot.

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