This week we bring our yearly reading of the Book of Exodus to its conclusion with the book’s final parashah: Parashat “Pkudei”. You will find it in the Book of Exodus: 35:21-40:38. The verbal root from which we derive the name “pkudei” has provoked many a scholarly discussion. Translators often render the root “p.k.d” as… View Article
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This week we study the section called “Parashah Ki-Tisah” (Ex. 30:11-34:35). If we look at two preceding and two following sections we quickly note that those preceding and following sections provide us with great amounts of detail. Only this week’s, the middle one, Ki-Tisah, reverts back to a theoretical or generalizable framework. This week’s section… View Article
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