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Tzav (Lev. 6:1 - 8:36), Shabbat HaGadol

This week’s portion, Tzav (“command,” verb, imperative) gets more into the nitty gritty of the rituals of the burnt offering, the meal offering, the sin offering, the guilt offering, the offering of well-being, the sacrifice of well-being, and the offerings for the upcoming ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests.  1,260 more words

Decently habited, CLXXII

At Christ Church, New Haven, the sacred ministers.


Tetsaveh (Exodus 27:20 - 30:10), Shabbat Zachor (Deuteronomy 25:17-19)

It is still February.  I am still irritable.  I already watched my February palliative [Enchanted April (1991), in which four lonely women leave cold, drippy, 1920’s London for a holiday in Italy, where they thaw out and rediscover love], and it’s too soon to re-watch it.  1,192 more words

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The choir of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, Ky.


11th February 1531.

Religious bigotry which is a feature of modern life was rife in 16th century Britain when Thomas Benet, a local schoolmaster and early Protestant martyr, was burned for nailing posters on the door of Exeter Cathedral denouncing saints. 631 more words


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The Choir of Men & Boys of the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont. The deacon in the back row (decani) makes the cut as well.