Monday, March 21, 2016

Tzav - Reconstructionist

Leviticus 6:1−8:36

Rabbi Jeffrey Schein for Jewish Reconstructionist Communities

The Ascending Heart

A colleague of mine once summarized the inner power of Judaism in the following way: Judaism challenges us "to ethicize ritual, and ritualize ethics." Last week in this column we had a chance to explore what might be problematic in 20th/21st century Jewish life when ethics were stripped of ritual richness. This week, in parashat Tzav we see the opposite dynamic at work: the ethicizing of ritual.

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