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Daily Aliya for Tetzaveh, Rishon (1st Aliya)

General Overview: In last week’s Parsha, Teruma, we read the details of the construction of the Tabernacle, the sanctuary in the desert. This week’s Parsha, Tetzaveh, we learn about the special garments worn by the priests and high priest when serving in the Tabernacle. Following that, we read G‑d’s instructions to Moshe regarding the seven-day inauguration for the Tabernacle. The Parsha concludes with a description of one of the vessels of the Tabernacle–the Incense Altar.

Aliya Summary: G‑d commands the Jews to use the purest of olive oils for the daily kindling of the Menorah. Moshe is instructed to consecrate Aaron and his sons by dressing them in special priestly garments. The Torah describes the making of the High Priest’s ephod — a reversed apron which covered the back — and its precious-stone-studded shoulder straps.