Parashat Teruma


A midrash record that after God spoke to Moses about building the tabernacle, Moses asked, “Master of the Universe, is Israel capable of completing it?” God responded, “any individual among them can complete it - from every person, as his heart may move him (Exodus 25:2).” This means, explains the Yefeh To’ar, that each individual

Parashat Teruma2023-02-23T00:04:50+08:00

Parashat Mishpatim, Parshat Shekalim, Shabbat Mevarechim


There’s a positive commandment to follow the majority of Sages. The verse that teaches this is phrased in an awkward manner – it warns us not to follow the majority to do harm: You shall not follow the many for evil…From this we infer that usually we must follow the majority. The awkward phrasing suggests

Parashat Mishpatim, Parshat Shekalim, Shabbat Mevarechim2023-02-16T18:16:10+08:00

Parashat Yitro


And Jethro priest of Midian, Moses’s father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people, that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt. Not only did Jethro hear about it, everyone else heard about it too. Rahab tells Joshua’s spies For we have heard how the LORD dried up

Parashat Yitro2023-02-10T11:49:21+08:00

Parashat Beshalach, Shabbat Shira


And the LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Speak to the Israelites that they journey onward.” (Exodus 14:15) A midrash points out that while human beings listen to wealthy people and ignore the poor, God operates differently. The Psalms contain: A prayer of Moses, man of God (Psalm 90) and:

Parashat Beshalach, Shabbat Shira2023-02-03T02:26:43+08:00
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