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Construction Ahead: Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch on Priestly Attire

The Torah now begins to detail the designs of the Mishkan, a sanctuary for God’s presence, and the priestly (Cohen’s) garments.

Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch, Dean of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, talks about the significance of the laws governing the Mishkan and the priests’ clothing. How does each garment help the Cohen elevate Israel?

Watch the video below:

Avi Novis-Deutsch is presently the Dean of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary. Ordained as a Masorti rabbi by the SRS in 2003, Rabbi  Novis-Deutsch also has an MA in Jewish Studies from JTS. He served for nine years as a pulpit rabbi at two Masorti congregations in Israel, most recently, at Haminyan Hamishpachti Masorti Kfar Veradim. Rabbi Novis-Deutsch also worked for two years as a Jewish educator in Berkeley and in the Bay Area, California.  He is married to Dr. Nurit Novis-Deutsch. They and their three children live on Kibbutz Hanaton.

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