Pearls of Rashi – Parshas Tzav

The Rebbe Teaches Rashi

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This week we read the Torah portion of Tzav. In it, we find that “he shall then take off his garments and put on other garments, and he shall take out the ashes to a clean place outside the camp.” This is stated regarding the removal of the pile of ashes that accumulated on the altar. These ashes were the remnants of the sacrifices which were offered daily on the altar.

Rashi cites the words “he shall then take off his garments,” and explainsas follows. “This is not an obligation, but rather it is the proper manner to conduct oneself.When taking out the ashes, he should not soil the garments in which he regularly officiates. A servant should not wear the same clothing while cooking food for his master as he does when he mixes a…

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