Monthly Archives: March 2012

Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study Blog–Parashat Tzav 5772–Ruth Bergman–Make Your Home into the Temple of Our Time

The Torah Book of Vayikra continues to “Tzav” (Command) the sacrifices. We question the relevance of understanding these rituals when we no longer have the Temple. To this the Sages comment that we always have a Temple of sorts. We … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study Blog–Parshat Vayikra 5772–Shabbat Torah Study–SYNergy Weekend–Special Guest

The following Post was actually sent to blog followers on March 21st, but is just now being uploaded. Look for a new post for this coming Shabbat  in a few days….. We begin the 3rd of our 5 Books of … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study Blog–Parshiot Vayakhel & Pekudei 5772–Shabbat Torah Study–Honesty and Accountability–Rabbi Rachel Shere

Moshe was the greatest fundraiser of all time.  He was Chairman of the first Building Fund in Jewish history, constructing the Holy Tabernacle after Sinai.  He actually risked raising more than was needed. Rather than using that to begin the … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study Blog–Ki Tisa 5772–We Don’t Believe in Sacred Cows

Want a story that makes no sense at all? Release a people from slavery through 10 incredible miracles in defiance of all forces of nature. Give them all of the riches of their masters, the wealthiest empire in the known … Continue reading

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Paul Magy’s Shabbat Torah Study Blog-Parshat Tetzaveh 5772–Shabbat Torah Study–Clothes Oft Proclaim the Man, but Please Come as You Are

Was Shakespeare a Torah Scholar? Probably not. However, Polonius advises his son Laertes that “…apparel oft proclaims the man….” Hamlet I, iii, 72. This week’s Parasha seems to suggest that proper attire is not merely helpful, but required because of … Continue reading

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