Exodus – Shemot

Parashat Va’eira: By Virtue of Disobe...

Jan 23, 2020Comments off

The Jewish tradition of defying evil decrees began with the righteous Jewish midwives in Egypt In the previous Torah portion, Parashat Shemot, we encountered the

Mathematics in the Torah: Parashat Shemot

Jan 23, 2020Comments off

By Rabbi Moshe Genuth Insights into the very real mathematics hidden in the Torah. A PDF of the article is available below. Pictured above are

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

Mar 08, 2018Comments off

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

Mar 08, 2018Comments off

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...

Feb 22, 2018Comments off

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