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The Tzitz

The gold band worn by the high priest

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The Tzitz: The gold band worn by the high priest

One of the special garments and articles worn by the high priest in the Holy Temple was a golden band placed on the forehead. Understanding the significance and symbolism of the Tzitz.
613 Tetzaveh Tzitz
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Penny D. Wenman CANADA June 23, 2020

... thank you much, Rabbi Raskin for this truly wonderful teaching ... how wonderful it is to know, to discover the beauty of detail in the High Priesthood & the deeply beautifully symbolic garments ... I was wondering about the circular brass small plate that was worn on the forehead, so, the supplicant could 'see themselves in the reflection of the Priest, thus, to see their own visage, to see whether they were clean in innocence or guilty of sin ... I think this kind of circular shaped 'mirror' sounds much like the old fashioned Doctor's examining mirror that was worn on the forehead ... so, ,to have illumination into the ills of the patient ... Reply

Rabbi Raskin Bklyn hts June 23, 2020
in response to Penny D. Wenman:

A very profound thought. The supplicant seeing themselves in the mirror, empowering them to return to G-d. Reply

M. Diane Flushing February 19, 2016

Thank you, Rabbi Raskin. I listen to you often; but, this past week it seems that each and every word I heard you speak gave me corrective and inspirational direction in areas I knew needed attention and in areas to which I had not paid much attention. Thank you. (By the way, is Tuna not a good fish? I do not just slap it together. I make it very delicious; and, if it is what I will enjoy most, should I not have it? I make it appealing to the eye and I do not have to worry about bones). One last thing for today. You were the first Rabbi I ever heard suggest (now I hear you say it unambiguously) that it was possible that a person who was not a Levite might enjoy treatment as one if the person lived as one. This is intriguing. I am assuming that not everyone believes this way and I would like to hear and learn more about this. Good Shabbos! Reply

Rabbi Raskin Bklyn Hts June 23, 2020
in response to M. Diane :

Hi, I agree tuna fish is very tasty.
Pertaining to living as a Levite and be a Levite is stated by The Rambam (Maimonides) Himself. Reply

Rvka Indiana February 17, 2016

Thank you so much for your diligence. This is so precious, finer than the finest gold. Reply

Rabbi Raskin Bklyn Hts June 23, 2020
in response to Rvka:

Thank you, if you enjoyed please share it with a friend. Reply

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