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.
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.
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.