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Parashat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10)

Parashat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/parashat_tetzaveh_exodus_2720-3010_20100223

I think of myself as a premature elder. I was initiated into an involuntary priesthood at a young age. Life presented me with a set of mandates that shaped my life in ways I would never have chosen. Twice before my 24th birthday, I sat shiva. Those seven-day periods initiated me in an unbidden understanding of life’s fragility and preciousness. The wisdom of the elders fell upon me, like the blunt end of an ax, when I was still a relative girl.

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