This week’s parashah is one of the Torah’s most difficult to read and to understand. Called “Tetzaveh” you will find it in the Book of Exodus 27:20-30:11. The section provides the reader with a great number of details concerning the High Priest’s (Ha’Cohen Ha’Gadol) clothing. Reading the section in English translation, we cannot help but… View Article
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When we read this week’s Torah portion, we note what appears to be a sharp contrast between the last two lofty weekly Bible sections (Yitro and Misphatim) and this week’s portion called Trumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19). In the last two sections, we read of profound ideals, such as the giving of the Ten Commandments and of… View Article
Jewish jurisprudence combines practical law with collective memory. Perhaps nowhere is this combination better seen than in this week’s parashah. The parashah is called “Mishpatim” (statues) and is found in Exodus: 21:1-24:18. It provides the theory of how Jewish law and how it is to be applied. Being a section that seeks to create an… View Article