Tetzaveh תְּצַוֶּה “You Shall Command” Exodus 27:20–30:10 Torah Study and Poetry (20)

A B’nai Mitzvah Torah Planner with Poetry and Inspiration.

Pressing Light Out of Olives

Let your light shine
If you are trying to bring more light into your life
Physically spending more time in the sunlight
Metaphorically lifting the weight
Consider what you have to do
Like pressing olives

Lighting olive oil, pressing light out of olives Torah poetry with Kimberly Burnham Photo by Feri & Tasos on Unsplash

Remember

On Shabbat Zahor

Remember the evil
Of attacking the vulnerable
Strengthen the weak
Support the vulnerable

Dress for Respect

Come forward
If you put consideration into what you are wearing today to temple
What kind of clothing shows respect
To God to your fellow travelers on the way
What kind of clothing shows gratitude for all we are
What kind of clothing identifies us as good decent people concerned with the well-being the the weak and vulnerable
What kind of clothing helps us remember who we are.

Originally Published in Tetzaveh תְּצַוֶּה Exodus 27:20–30:10 Journal Your Journey Through a Year of Torah https://www.nervewhisperer.solutions/peace-poetry/category/torah-poetry on March 7, 2020.

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Kimberly Burnham

Writer, Poet, Ekphrastic Writer-in-Residence, Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Coach, Author of The Traveling Brain: Illuminating Peace Poetry in 5000 Languages.