There is no doubt that many readers would prefer to skip the final sections of the Book of Exodus. The book’s last two sections: VaYakel and Pkudei (Exodus 33:1-40:38) are not easy to read. Indeed, if one of the lessons of the Book of Exodus is that life is a struggle, then these two sections… View Article
Trip to Israel
Information to be announced. Stay tuned!
Tonight (Feb 28) and today (March 1) we celebrated the holiday of Purim. Perhaps no holiday offers more “fun” than Purim’s festivities. Based on the Book of Esther, Megilat-Esther, Purim appears to be a holiday that appeals more to our hedonistic side than to our spiritual side. Yet it is the only Biblical holiday declared by… View Article
Due to a heavy travel schedule this week we will discuss the parashah for this Sabbath, “Trumah” (Exodus 25:1-27:25) February 16th, and next week’s portion called Titzaveh (Exodus 27:26-30:10). Although each of these parashiyot (plural of parashah) has its own specific theme, if we read them carefully we will note that there are several factors… View Article