Friday, May 11, 2012

First Impressions


If you were God, would you recognize your failures?

Evidently not, based on this parsha. I am not saying God has failures, everything is in the image of God and for better or worse what we see and experience is what we get.

Starting at 21:16 God lays out the Cohanim that are not allowed to perform some of the services in the Temple. Really? Because they are deformed or injured or have, as one translation says, cataracts? Because of a broken nose, leg or arm, etc..Not exactly what you want to be teaching people is it? Is this an explanation for being pro cosmetic surgery?

Now look at this from a different perspective. If  you are trying to win over a client, you want to put your best foot forward. Even if the client knows you or part of your staff, you still choose to put the best person on the point and greet them. When you first meet a client you try to give off the best impression you can. Dress up, shave, whatever else but you don't go in like a bum off the street.

Do you think God wants anything less if you are making an offering?

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Parsha Emor in the book of Vayikra Leviticus 21:1-24:23
It is said that the Torah or Bible could be interpreted in over 70 ways. More likely these days 100's of ways. In light of this idea, I am writing some posts that bring a business sense to what we can learn on a weekly basis. Enjoy, Shabbat Shalom