Vayakhel
Tamar Oderberg

Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei: “Chochmat nashim banta beita“- The wisdom of a Woman Builds her Home Is the spinning of yarn mentioned in this week’s Parsha laudatory or derogatory? Adv. Tamar Oderberg is an attorney at Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline “And all the skilled women spun with their own hands, …

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Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei (Exodus 35:1 – 40:38) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel – “You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day” (Exodus 35:3) The Sages of the Talmud query the significance of this verse; after all, the Bible commands us in several places not to do …

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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  (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 Vayakhel-Pekudei (Exodus 35:1 – 40:38) Rabbi David Stav  Vayakhel and Pekudei, this week’s double Torah portion, contain an elaborate depiction of the Mishkan and its vessels, instructions for how we are to obtain the funds needed for building the structure, the production blueprints, and a detailed description of the service to be performed there. Considering the fact …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei (Exodus 35:1 – 40:38) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And he erected the courtyard around the sanctuary and the altar, set up the screen gate of the courtyard; and Moses completed the work.” Why repeat all the details of the construction of the Mishkan after we have already heard them when they were …

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“חכמת נשים בנתה ביתה” עו”ד תמר אודרברג האם מלאכת טווית החוטים מוזכרת לשבח או לגנאי ומהו הקשר העמוק של מלאכה זו לתענית אסתר מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, כ”ג אדר א´ תשע”ו, 03/03/2016 “וכל אשה חכמת לב בידיה טוו ויביאו מטווה את התכלת ואת הארגמן את תולעת השני ואת השש; וכל הנשים אשר נשא …

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Parshat Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) After the sin of the golden calf, Moshe ascends Mount Sinai one final time, beseeching Hashem to forgive the Jewish People. Sure enough, on Yom Kippur, Moshe comes down from the mountain, holding a new set of tablets that would replace the ones he had broken. …

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Parshat Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) After the sin of the golden calf, Moshe ascends Mount Sinai one final time, beseeching Hashem to forgive the Jewish People. Sure enough, on Yom Kippur, Moshe comes down from the mountain, holding a new set of tablets that would replace the ones he had broken. …

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