Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
Tetzave, Exodus 27:20-30:10
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
While we no longer have the priesthood described in Exodus, this week's portion describing the particulars of sacred objects and religious garb reminds us to honor our ancient history.
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Terumah, Exodus 25:1-27:19
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
One of the most important lessons I learned at Hebrew Theological College (also known as “Skokie Yeshiva”), where I both studied for smicha (ordination) and taught at its affiliated high school, Fasman Yeshiva High School, occurred as part of a discussion on one of my first days at the yeshiva.The building of the Mishkan, or Holy Tabernacle, teaches that God...
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Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1-24:18
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
Through the ancient case of the goring ox, this week's Torah reading examines whether people bear responsibility for things that might be related to what they do, but not the direct result of human action.
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Yitro, Exodus 18:1-20:23
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
When we read about revelation, we are not only brought back to Sinai — where it is said that every Jew stood — but we are also given the content of that moment again.
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Beshalach, Exodus 13:17-17:16
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
The Israelites' harried flight from Egypt provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the human capacity to cope with trauma.
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