Parashat Tetzaveh 5782: The Golden Altar of Incense

Posted by Michael Hattin on February 7, 2022
Topics: Torah, Pardes from Jerusalem, Shemot (Exodus), Tetzaveh

Parashat Tetzaveh 5782: The Golden Altar of Incense

Description: While the Mizbach Hazahav or Golden Altar occupies a central place within the space and ritual of the Mishkan or Tabernacle, it is not mentioned at all in last week’s description of all of the other vessels. In fact, it is not mentioned until the very conclusion of our parasha of Tetzaveh! Why did the Torah leave it for the end?

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Exodus 30:1-10

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Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. You can find books written by Michael by clicking here For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.

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