Monthly Archives: February 2016

Parashat Ki Tisa 5776–Shabbat Torah Study– Incense and Inclusiveness

The centerpiece of this week’s Parasha is the difficult story of the golden calf. However, the Parasha also contains many other interesting subjects, including the mystifying list of ingredients for the incense to be burned in the Tabernacle before God … Continue reading

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Shabbat Tetzaveh 5776–Shabbat Torah Study–Ring My Bell

This week’s Parasha continues its detailed description of the furnishings of the tabernacle, the role of the Kohanim and their special clothing. Whether or not any of these furnishings or accoutrements remain in use today, they remain important symbols, messages … Continue reading

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Shabbat Parashat Terumah 5776–Shabbat Torah Study—You Can Take It with You

Indiana Jones Fans—Fellow Raiders—We have found it: The Holy Ark. It is right here in this week’s Parasha—its measurements, how it is built and what it is made of. It is noteworthy that the ark had poles in it that … Continue reading

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Shabbat Parashat Mishpatim 5776–Shabbat Torah Study at Adat Shalom Synagogue–Don’t Make Him Tell on You

God is accessible to all—the rich and the poor, the righteous and the evil and everyone in between. God warns us in this week’s Parasha not to think that only the wealthy and the righteous have access to the Almighty … Continue reading

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