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Terumah: Don’t need no fancy Mishkan

Wow, just reading Terumah, this week’s parasha, you just can’t avoid the obvious: God told the Israelites to make one fancy place to store the tablets Moses brought down from the mountaintop. I mean, really fancy. Multi-colored clothes, fine linen, … Continue reading

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Terumah: Over the rainbow?

“Find a place where you won’t get into any trouble!” “A place where I won’t get into any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto?” Well, Dorothy and Toto tried to find that place, over the rainbow. … Continue reading

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Terumah: Holy sand

“Va’asu li mikdash, v’shachanti b’tocham”  Make Me a sanctuary so I may dwell in their midst.  (Ex 25:8) So begins a DIY/Home Depot section of the Torah.  Many, many instructions follow in Terumah, this week’s parasha. Very detailed, very specific, … Continue reading

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Vayakhel: All hands together

“And everyone who excelled in ability and everyone whose spirit moved him came, bringing to Adonai an offering for the work of the Tent of Meeting” (Ex 3:21) This is Vayakel, one of the “Home Depot” portions of Exodus. Lots … Continue reading

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Pikudei: Taking note

We are in the last chapters of the book of Exodus.  The people have made the move throughout this part of the story from slavery to the base of the Mountain,  from the lowest to the highest, only to sink … Continue reading

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Korach: Rebellion back in the Garden?

A lot of ink has been used to try to understand the parasha Korach, this week’s installment in the ongoing saga of the wanderings of the Israelites.  Out in the desert, trying to get from point A (Egypt) to point … Continue reading

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Bamidbar: Following a standard

This is a rare week.  The weekly Torah portion lined up exactly with the portion we were studying in my wondrous,  weekly Torah class, “Kaftor v’ferach.”  (We named ourselves, of course!)  We started Bamidbar actually a couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading

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