Exodus

Parshat Pekudei: The Power of Responsibility

Avichai Foa

Parshat Pekudei: The Power of Responsibility by Avichai Foa, Director of Educational Projects, Ohr Torah Stone Only this week, after Bezalel had completed creating all of the priestly vestments, does the Torah inform us that the construction of the Mishkan has finally ended: “All the work of the Mishkan of the Tent of Meeting was …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Pekudei 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Pekudei  (Exodus 38:21-40:38) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“And he set the laver between the Tent of the Meeting and the altar, and put water there for washing. And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet…   “ (Exodus 40:30–31) Before the priests would enter the Tent …

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Parshat Vayakhel: Transitioning From Individuals To A Whole

Rabbanit Devorah Evron

Parshat Vayakhel: Transitioning from Individuals to a Whole  Rabbanit Devorah Evron is the Director of the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL)  In this week’s Parsha,  Vayakhel, Moshe and the nation who had been sojourning in the desert begin to build the Mishkan, in accordance with the instructions set out in the previous weekly …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayakhel 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayakhel  (Exodus 35:1- 38:20) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Moses assembled all of the congregation of the children of Israel and said unto them: …Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day shall be for you, a day of complete rest for the Lord.   “ (Exodus 35:1–2) The portion of …

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Parshat Ki Tisa: How the construction of the Mishkan relates to our lives today

Rabbanit Sally Mayer

Parshat Ki Tisa: How does the detailed description of the construction of the Mishkan relate to our lives today? We are all part of a large and important group to which each one of us contributes, in order to build a strong and cohesive society. But at the same time, each individual is an entire …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tisa 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11 – 34:35) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And God spoke unto Moses: Take unto you sweet spices, stacte , onycha and galbanum , these sweet spices with pure frankincense , all of an equal weight.” (Exodus 30:34) One of the most unique aspects of the Sanctuary, continued …

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Parshat Tetzaveh: The Role of the Incense Altar

Rabbi Baruch Kehat

Parshat Tetzaveh: the Role of the Incense Altar How does the Lower Altar differ from the Higher Altar, and why doesn’t the commandment regarding the Incense Altar appear in its natural place? by Rabbi Baruch Kehat, senior faculty of the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary and the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva “There I will …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Tetzave 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And you shall command the children of Israel… And you shall bring forth your brother Aaron and his sons together with him… And you shall speak to all of the wise-hearted.” (Exodus 27:20–28:3) Often what you really have is that which …

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