Tag Archives: Terumah

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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Terumah: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

“Vaʼasuli mikdash vʼshachanti bʼtocham” God tells Moses to tell the people to “Make Me a Sanctuary so I will dwell among them” (Ex. 25:8)  For many commentators, what happened at Sinai was like God and Israel getting married – choosing … Continue reading

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Terumah: Inside/Outside

“Find yourself a place where you won’t get into any trouble! Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto?” Well, Toto may not have been aware of it, because he probably wasn’t Jewish. But there is such a place, … Continue reading

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