1575Friday & Shabbat Parshat Tetzaveh
- Feb 6, 2014In the merit of this learning may Galya bat Yehudis be blessed with complete health, happiness, success, clarity, and only revealed good.I
This weeks parsha discusses how Aharon, the high priest, had bells on his clothes. Everyone knew when he was in the vicinity. There is a Jewish custom to announce your presence before entering a room; there are also conversations which shouldn't be suddenly interrupted - not only because it is not pleasant for the people conversing but because someone entering a conversation in the middle might misunderstand what is being spoken about, since they weren't there listening from the beginning.
Negative speech stems to a great extent from uncomfortable situations and overheard private conversations. Announcing our entrance to a room, a home, or a classroom prevents us from seeing things that aren't for our eyes or hearing things that aren't for our ears. Therefore, if like Aharon HaKohen we announce our presence, we not only avoid embarrassing and inappropriate situations, we approach Holiness.
(Finding the Right Words by Rosally Saltsman)
Create a beautiful, holy, and restful Shabbat.
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