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Parashat T'tzaveh (February 8, 2014)
by Saul Kaiserman

IN MY COMMENTARY this past fall on Parashat Tol’dot, I described the biblical association between clothing and dishonesty. In many biblical stories, our ancestors and their adversaries wear a disguise or conceal who they are in order to achieve their goals.

Yet, clothing may serve not only as a costume — hiding our true identities — but also as a statement about ourselves, revealing to others aspects of our personalities that would otherwise remain unknown. In deciding what to wear and how we wish to be seen, we show others something about who we are and what matters to us.

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