Monthly Archives: February 2013

Shabbat Terumah 5773—Shabbat Torah Study–Tocho K’Boro — Beauty Inside and Out

This week’s Torah portion contains the description of the Tabernacle and its various furnishings—the Table for the Showbreads, the Menorah, the Altar and, of course, the Ark. We no longer have the Tabernacle, the Holy Temple or any of the … Continue reading

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Parshat Mishpatim and Shekalim 5773–The Business of Religion–Shabbat Torah Study

Last week’s Parasha contained the 10 Commandments that we learned were really the 10 Divine Utterances and contain many more mitzvoth than merely 10. They contain the most basic obligation of Judaism, the recognition and acceptance of God as One … Continue reading

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Parshat Yitro–Shabbat Torah Study–A Revelation

Do you know the 10 Commandments? Don’t run to look them up–yet. Use your fingers and try and count them. Okay. How many did you get? Now check. What did you miss? Curious why “I am the Lord your God” … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shira–Beshalach 5773–Shabbat Torah Study–What Are You Waiting For?

What are you waiting for? Is there something you want in your life, but there seem to be impediments in every direction? Think how the newly freed Hebrew slaves felt with the Red Sea before them and the Egyptian Army … Continue reading

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Parshat Bo–Is Darkness a Matter of Perspective? What Is Yours?

Did you ever have or anticipate a day that made you feel like not getting out of bed—or not even lifting off the covers? Have you ever felt paralyzed by circumstances beyond your control? As we approach the climactic departure … Continue reading

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Parshat Vaera 5773–Shabbat Torah Study–Choose Wisely

Pharaoh is punished for not releasing the Hebrew slaves. But God himself prevents him from doing so. Does it trouble you that God hardens Pharaoh’s heart so that even if Pharaoh wanted to do God’s will or to repent for … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shemot 5773–The Process of Redemption Begins with Slavery?

We begin a very important turning point in the history of our People in this week’s Parasha—the Egypt experience. There is a very old tradition that the first 6 parshiyot of the Book of Shemot actually symbolize the process and … Continue reading

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