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Parashat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10) begins with instructions for the oil and the great lamp [menorah] of the Tabernacle. After that, it is concerned  with the appointment of Aaron and his sons as Cohanim, priests of Israel, with their vestments and with instructions for their ordination. It concludes with instructions for the altar.

Some interesting divrei Torah on this portion:

Nurturing Art: The Sacred Work of Creativity by Rabbi Adina Allen

Responsible Clothing by Rabbi Dorothy Richman

Mortified! by Rabbi Stephen Fuchs

The Most Important Verse in Torah by Ben Elterman

Creating Holy Space by Turning to Each Other by Rabbi Seth Goldstein

The Love We Choose to Give by Rabbi Joel Seltzer

What are Urim v’Tumim? by Rabbi Amy Scheinerman

Within the Mess, There is Holiness by Rabbi Ruth Adar