I know Hanukkah is long behind us but we can still serve these vegan chocolate coins for dessert any day of the year.
One benefit of me writing this bi-monthly Shabbat Shalom posts is that it makes it so I read about the Parashat. I read a summary (I usually read this one to get the general lay of the land) and then watch the Bimbam video commentary.
This week’s Parashat Tetzaveh seems to be a precursor to male Vogue in that it is caught up with what male Priests must wear.
“Civilization always runs the risk of substituting “seems” for “is.” Those who dress like kings may have the heart of slaves, fearful, resentful and vindictive. Those who wear the robes of holy people may (like the sons of Samuel) be corrupt. That is why Jewish sensibility is, on the whole, sceptical of official uniforms. G-d sees, and teaches us to see, the inward person, what Hamlet called, “that within which passeth show.”
Your turn: Knowing that clothes do not make the woman, what do you choose to wear for Shabbat?
*This “Shabbat Shalom” series is about sharing inspiring and supportive ideas with you before Shabbat. Please note that it is not a recommendation to “do” these activities during Shabbat. Rather it is in the spirit of giving you nourishing resources before Shabbat that they may intentionally bring into your life at the right moment.