Tetzaveh: the flames that ascend on their own

It is a pleasure to share this beautiful d’var Torah from Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild with my readers. It prompts us to ask ourselves, “How do I hold the torch of Jewish tradition? Do I simply hold it, or do I actively pass it on?”

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at http://coffeeshoprabbi.com/ and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA.

9 thoughts on “Tetzaveh: the flames that ascend on their own”

  1. Dear Rabbi Adar,

    Thanks so much for posting this and for sharing the link to Rabbi Rothschild’s blog! Hope you are having fun on your busy day.

  2. I learn so much from you, Rabbi Ruth! I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for teaching us via your blog. Words cannot even begin to express my appreciation for all you do. <3

    1. Thank you, cardinal Robbins! I can’t take credit for this pist; it’s the work of British Reform Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild. But I am delighted to introduce you to her blog. 🙂

  3. This is a very beautiful and meaningful dvar Torah. Thank you!

    On a completely personal note, Tetzaveh is the barmitzvah portion of my eldest son and my father. 20 years since my son’s barmitzvah and a mere 74 years since my dad’s, during the Blitz.

    In fact when my dad was 83, on the 70th anniversary of his barmitzvah, he asked my mum to arrange a kiddush after shul on Shabbat because he never had a “proper” barmitzvah because of the Blitz. Not many people can boast that their great-grandchildren attended their barmitzvah! 🙂

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