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Trumah- Giving and Taking “And take for me Truma” The parsha opens by God asking the Jewish People to donate materials for the building of the Mishkan. It occured to me that unlike modern …Continue reading →

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Mishpatim- An Eye for an Eye “An Eye for an eye…” Rashi explains that if one impales another person’s eye, one must pay that person the worth of his eye. [The worth one must pay depends …Continue reading →

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Yisro- To Warn the Parents About the Children Decided to explore a Halachik topic from the Parsha this week…From the Sefer KMotze Shalal Rav Do not do Melacha/”work” (on Shabbos) : You, your son, your daughter, etc. Rashi …Continue reading →

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Va’era- Separate, but Equal There is much written regarding the Four references to Redemption used by God in our Parsha- And I will take you out, And I will save you, I will redeem …Continue reading →

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Shemos- Where You Want to Be TAGS: | | 23 And it came to pass in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died; and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, …Continue reading →

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Thinking of Sacrifice TAGS: | | | | In this week’s Parsha we come across the interesting halacha of Piggul. This halacha basically says that when bringing a Korban, if the Kohen or person bringing the sacrifice had …Continue reading →

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I am, therefore I must think. TAGS: | | | | | | | Descartes was wrong. He said “I think, therefore I am,” but in this week’s Parsha we see otherwise. This week, we have a double Parsha of Vayakhel and Pekudei. In …Continue reading →

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Shimon and Levi TAGS: | | The Talmud tells us in three places “All is in the hands of Heaven, except the fear of Heaven” (Brachot 33b, Megilla 25a, Niddah 16b). One frequent interpretation of this …Continue reading →

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Ki Sisa- Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off, and Get Back in the Ring known as Life TAGS: | | The parsha commences with the counting of Bnei Yisrael and continues with the sin of the Golden Calf (The Jewish People worship a golden calf, which is considered idolatry.) A …Continue reading →

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Shabbat Duality: The Value of Inaction TAGS: | | | | | In this week’s Parsha, right after discussing the details of the construction of the Mishkan the Hashem instructs Moshe to tell the Jewish people about Shabbat. There it states (in …Continue reading →

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