Monthly Archives: February 2018

Thoughts on Tetzaveh

This week’s parasha is Tetzaveh, Exodus 27:20–30:10, as well as being Shabbat Zachor, the week immediately preceding Purim. In honor of the special Shabbat, the maftir (additional reading) is taken from Deuteronomy 25:17–19, which describes the attack of Amalek. Before … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Terumah

This week’s parasha is Terumah, Exodus 25.1 – 27.19[i] which begins, Tell Bnei-Yisrael to take up an offering for Me. From anyone whose heart compels him you are to take My offering (25.1). Last week, Shabbat Shekalim (Exodus 30.11-16) Israel … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Mishpatim

This week’s parasha is Mishpatim (Rules), Exodus 21.1–24.18.[i] There are two extra readings this Shabbat as it is Shabbat Sheqalim, Exodus 30.11-16, as well as the Sabbath before Rosh Chodesh, Numbers 28.9-15. (Rosh Chodesh Adar is next Thursday and Friday.) … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Yithro

This week’s Torah portion is Yithro. Since this study is following the triennial cycle, year2, we will be looking at Exodus 19.1 – 20.23. For those wishing to read the full Torah portion see Exodus 18.1 – 20.23.[i] Our reading … Continue reading

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