Friday, May 27, 2016 Iyyar 19, 5776
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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By:
Rabbi Eric Yanoff
We live in trying times. For the first time in American history, the next generation is skeptical that their lives will be an improvement upon the foundation set by their parents and prior generations.
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By:
Rabbi David Glanzberg-Krainin
We might have imagined that Moshe would be preparing for God’s Revelation at Sinai by engaging in deep spiritual preparation. Instead, as the Torah reading opens, we see a leader who appears to be simply overwhelmed.
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By:
Rabbi Josh Waxman
Moses' remembered promise to Joseph highlights the importance of memory to the whole enterprise of redemption.
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By:
Rabbi Seth Frisch
Sarai’s treatment of Hagar is, in a word, harsh.
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