Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Iyyar 16, 5776
By:
Rabbi Beth Janus
In this week’s Torah portion, Pekudei, when the book of Exodus is completed, so is the Mishkan. Ancient commentators notice that the language of the Creation story and the language of the building of the Mishkan are parallel.
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By:
Rabbi Lynnda Targan
On the path to the fulfillment of God’s Covenant, we witness how an am , a disparate people, transform themselves to an edah , a holy community with a group consciousness and a single-minded character.
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By:
Rabbi Aaron Gaber
The Vilna Gaon reminds us that one who gives today may receive tomorrow — or, in our vernacular, “what goes around, comes around.”
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By:
Yitzchak Jaffe
Pride and arrogance are forever intertwined. We must struggle daily to have tremendous pride in our accomplishments without crossing the line into arrogance.
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By:
Rabbi Joel Seltzer
This week’s parshah, Parshat Terumah, which details the items to be used in the construction of the Mishkan, the Holy Tabernacle, contains one very important usage of the definite article, or the “hey ha-yidiah” in Hebrew.
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