Exodus – Shemot

Vayakhel-Pikudei – Living with the To...

Mar 08, 2018Comments off

Vayakhel-Pekudai: Sunday: Shabbat Shalom “And Moses assembled the entire congregation of the Children of Israel and he said to them, ‘These are the things that

Day Without Fire

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Parshat VaYakhel opens with the command to keep Shabbat. This command concludes with the injunction: “Do not kindle a fire in any of your dwelling

A Blessed Census

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Parashat Pekudei deals with constructing the Mishkan (the Tabernacle). It begins by enumerating the weights of the precious metals that the Jewish people donated. By

Ki Tisah – Living with the Torah’s Week...

Feb 28, 2018Comments off

Ki Tisah: Sunday: The Second Half “And this is what they shall give, all those that pass through the counters, half a shekel of the

Rectifying the Sin of the Golden Calf

Feb 28, 2018Comments off

The sin of the Golden Calf divides Parashat Ki Tisa into two parts – before the sin and after it. At first glance, the sin

Connecting “Me” to “My Na...

Feb 22, 2018Comments off

The Tabernacle connects between two levels: “For Me” and “For My Name.” These allude to two paths to serving God For My Name In the

Tetzaveh – Living with the Torah’s Week...

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Tetzaveh: Sunday: Where is Moses? “And you shall command the Children of Israel”. In this entire Torah portion, G-d turns to Moses and speaks to

Contributing to the Tabernacle

Feb 15, 2018Comments off

There are two commandments in the opening passage to Parashat Terumah. The first commands the Jewish people to take a contribution, and the second, to

Yitro – Living with the Torah’s Weekly ...

Feb 01, 2018Comments off

Yitro: Sunday: Only Good and Lovingkindness The Torah portion of Yitro is the 17th in the Torah. The numerical value of 17 is tov, ‘good’.

Lights and Mitzvot

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The 613 mitzvot are the only vessels that can contain the great spiritual lights of the Revelation at Mt. Sinai The past few portions of