Tag Archives: Shemot

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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Shmot: starting the journey

I have a friend who posted that “inauguration” means marking the beginning of something, and so challenged us to respond with whatever we are going to begin tomorrow.  Well, I answered “to keep raising my voice to speak [for] truth … Continue reading

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Ki Tisa: Behind the veil

The  tablets weren’t the only things that were smashed beyond repair when Moses came down from that mountain and saw the Israelites and the Golden Calf.  Something had changed, deep down at Moses’ core, which we don’t really read about … 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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Mishpatim: Coming off the mountain

Truth is, folks….it’s tech week, (for those who aren’t theater folks, find someone who is, and ask them what tech week is like) and I barely have time to breathe.  So, here’s a post from the past on this week’s … Continue reading

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Shmot: Cousins

“These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. The total number of persons … Continue reading

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Ki Tisa: Touched by holiness

Ki Tissa – it’s all about the Calf, ‘bout the Calf. Though the Golden Calf story does take up a hefty piece of the parasha this week, something else caught my eye; two things, actually. The beginning of the parasha … Continue reading

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