Tetzaveh

The living revelation of the concealed

In last week’s Torah portion we learned about the Mikdash; “They should make Me a mikdash [a Temple], and I will dwell within them.” This being the first appearance of old adage, ‘if you build it, He will come’, going into great detail over the laws of how to build the Mishkan (Tabernacle) that dwells within, including precise measurements, and how each and every person can give in order to create. To this day, we still face towards the Temple in Jerusalem, “the gateway to heaven,” where all our prayers ascend On High, the meeting place between the finite and the infinite. R’ Simcha Zisl of Kelm says of the Mikdash’s function, quoting the Ibn Ezra who likens the idea of holiness being concentrated and confined to a set “place” to a person’s sense of smell, which is confined to …

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Light of Infinite is a book series (coming soon), a podcast, and a weekly Dvar (digital + pamphlets distributed to shull’s in LA). Erez Safar acts as Your Spiritual DJ, curating insights into the weekly Torah portion and the infinite light of Kabbalah.

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