Vayakhel

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayakhel 5776

Parshat Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel –   Six days physically creative activities shall be done but the seventh day shall be holy for you, a Sabbath of Sabbaths for the Lord (of love)…; you shall not kindle a fire in all of your habitations on the Sabbath day’ (Ex. 35:23) Why can’t I …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayakhel 5776

Parshat Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel –   Six days physically creative activities shall be done but the seventh day shall be holy for you, a Sabbath of Sabbaths for the Lord (of love)…; you shall not kindle a fire in all of your habitations on the Sabbath day’ (Ex. 35:23) Why can’t I …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayakhel-Pekudei 5775

Parshat Vayakhel – Pekudei (Exodus 35:1-40:38) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day” (Parshat Vayakhel, 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 “any …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayakhel-Pekudei 5775

Parshat Vayakhel – Pekudei (Exodus 35:1-40:38) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day” (Parshat Vayakhel, 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 “any …

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Parshat Vayakhel — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Rabbi Riskin (credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayakhel (Exodus 35: 1- 38:20) Efrat, Israel – ” made two golden cherubs, hammering them out from the two ends of the cover (“kapporet”)… The cherubs had their wings outstretched upward so as to shield the ark-cover with their wings; they faced one another…” (Exodus 37:8-9) So important and beloved was the sacred desert tabernacle …

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