Parshat Terumah: Always There

Rabbanit Sally Mayer

Always There It feels counter-intuitive, but the twice-daily sacrifices on the Temple altar are a good starting point to connect to God  Rabbanit Sally Mayers is the Rosh Midrasha of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program Which one verse in the Torah summarizes what Judaism is all about? A midrash quoted in the …

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Parshat Terumah: What’s the Story?

Rabbi Benjy Myers

Parashat Terumah: What’s the story? It’s interesting that right after the description of the covenant that Hashem makes with the children of Israel, instead of continuing the story of the Jews’ journey in the desert, the Torah chooses to describe the work done in the Tabernacle. Why? Rabbi Benjy Myers is the educational director of the …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Terumah 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Terumah (Exodus 25:1- 27:19) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “According to the way I show you the pattern of the Sanctuary and the pattern of its vessels, so shall you make them.” (Exodus 25:9) What is the real purpose of the Sanctuary – the forerunner of the Holy Temple – …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Terumah 5778

Parshat Terumah (Exodus 25:1 – 27:19) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And the cherubs shall spread their wings on high, spreading over the kapporet, as they face one another; towards the Kapporet shall they face” . Concerning the construction of the Holy Ark and the cherubs, two technical textual questions are raised by the …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Terumah 5778

Parshat Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19)  Rabbi David Stav  This week’s Torah portion, Terumah, takes us to the world of the Mishkan and its various items, as we study verses focusing on the ceremonies performed in the context of man’s relationship with God. Something about the way the Torah presents the story of the Mishkan strikes us as …

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אישה ופרשה: תרומה תשע”ז

  המתכון להשראת שכינה אחר סדרת גילויי שכינה בדמות ניסים ומאורעות המגיעים מלמעלה, מתמודד העם לראשונה עם אתגר הדורש ממנו מעורבות ופעלתנות שיאפשרו את השראת גילוי השכינה והורדתה על ידי רצונם וצעדיהם. נעמי דעדוש מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ד אדר תשע”ז, 02/03/2017 התורה מקדישה לא פחות מחמש פרשות למשכן: תרומה, תצווה, כי-תישא, ויקהל …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Terumah 5777

Parshat Terumah (Exodus 25:1 – 27:19) Rabbi David Stav  Last week, we delved deeply into the ethical precepts that were given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai, which would form the basis for a practical judicial framework that would guarantee the existence of a moral and just civil society. In this week’s Torah portion, Terumah, we abruptly …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Terumah 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Terumah (Exodus 25:1 – 27:19) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel –– “And they shall make Me a mishkan, that I may dwell among them.” What is the significance of the mishkan (tabernacle) to Judaism, the Jewish people, and the world? Two perspectives from our tradition offer answers that I believe provide insights that will …

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