Rabbinic interpretation of parashat Tetzaveh paints a powerful portrait of covenantal mutuality—of God’s commitment to Israel and Israel’s commitment to God. But it also claims, crucially, that covenantal mutuality depends less on ecstasy than on constancy. Covenant thrives, ultimately, less on high drama than on the day-to-day commitment to living with God.
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|Ecstasy and Constancy: The Dynamics of Covenantal Commitment|