Parashat Teruma


Speak to the Israelites, that they take me a donation from every man as his heart may urge him… The Midrash teaches that after God spoke to Moshe about building the tabernacle-mishkan, Moshe asked “Can Israel really build it?” to which God replied, “Even a single person can build it, as the verse says every

Parashat Teruma2014-01-29T18:34:06+08:00

Parashat Mishpatim


Moses arose and Joshua his attendant with him, and Moses went up the mountain of God. Sometimes people camp out to get tickets to a show. Rashi says that for forty days, Joshua camped at the foot of the mountain and waited for his teacher. The Ibn Ezra assumes that he  missed the episode with

Parashat Mishpatim2014-01-23T21:10:58+08:00

Parashat Yitro


Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood…from the morning till the evening. And Yitro, Moses’s father-in-law saw…said, “…Why are you sitting alone while all the people are standing…from morning till evening?” Rashi points out that Yitro was upset by the scene of Moshe sitting in judgment while the people stood. Rabbi Neriyah

Parashat Yitro2014-01-17T12:34:39+08:00

Parashat Beshalach


Israel went out with a high hand… they said to Moses, “Was it for lack of graves in Egypt that you took us to die in the wilderness? What is this you have done to us to bring us out of Egypt? Israel is described as leaving Egypt with a high hand but they experienced

Parashat Beshalach2014-01-09T20:38:15+08:00

Parashat Bo


And Moses turned and went out from Pharaoh's presence. Why does the Torah share this with us? Sometimes we have a meeting or conversation that is so stressful that even after it ends, we continue to carry it with us. Control over one's mind is a mark of spirituality. The meetings with Pharaoh were stressful

Parashat Bo2014-01-02T18:32:15+08:00
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