“Parsha to the Point” – Tetzaveh 5778

Parshat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10)  Rabbi David Stav  This Shabbat, we will read Parshat Tetzaveh in our synagogues, and also remove another Torah scroll from the ark, from which we will read an excerpt containing the verses, “Zachor (remember) what Amalek did to you…you shall not forget!” [Deut. 25:17-19]. This is why this Shabbat is …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Tetzaveh 5778

Parshat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “You shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under Heaven; do not forget!” [Deut. 25:19]. Parshat Zachor – Deuteronomy 25:17-19 Each year on Shabbat Zachor, the Sabbath that precedes the festival of Purim, we read from a selection in the Book of Deuteronomy …

“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 rather curious. …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Mishpatim 5778

Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And he took the Book of the Covenant, and read it into the ears of the nation, and they said, ‘Everything that the Lord has spoken we shall do and we shall understand” [Ex. 23:7]. At Sinai, the Jewish nation entered into its second covenant with God, a pact based …