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Ki Tissa 5763

by Josh Dorsch Parashat Ki Tisa is probably one of the most action packed parshiot that we have seen in a long time. This week's torah portion begins with Moses being commanded to take a census of all men over the age of 20,...

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Ki Tissa 5764

by Shira Wallach I was recently approached by a friend and asked for advice regarding how to handle a particular situation within her USY Chapter. I was troubled after I spoke to her because the situation was difficult and any answer was...

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Ki Tissa 5769

by Becky Schisler March 14, 2009/18 Adar 5769 Parashat Ki Tisa is filled with significance – in it is the story of the Golden Calf, which leads to Moses breaking the first set of stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments, as well as the source...

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Ki Tissa 5770

by Scott Greenberg March 6, 2010 / 20 Adar 5770 2010 is a special year for the United States: it is a census year (next year, 2011, is a census year in Canada). The U.S. constitution mandates that the federal government make an “enumeration” of...

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Ki Tissa 5771

by Alex Krule After a few parshiot of laws given by God, our narrative continues this week with the infamous Golden Calf incident. When the Israelites become inpatient with Moshe taking a long time on Har Sinai, they decide to have Aharon make a...

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Tetzaveh 5758

by Orit Plotkin In this week's portion, Tetzaveh, we learn about the special clothing that the Kohen Gadol wears. Although this is the main aspect of the parsha, there is another very important idea that is learned from this parsha, of giving people the proper respect...

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Tetzaveh 5769

by Stefanie Groner In this week’s parsha, Tetzaveh, we read some gory details of sacrificial offerings and a few laws about burning incense in the tabernacle. God also instructs Moses about the garments Aaron should wear as high priest. The richness of materials,...

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Terumah 5758

by Josh Snyder Hellooooooooo, USY! Josh Snyder, your International Rel/Ed V.P. here, ready to give you all the low-down on this week's Torah Reading - Parshat T'rumah. T'rumah is an interesting sedra (another word for parsha) for those with a keen interest in architecture....

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Terumah 5769

by Judah Kerbel February 28, 2009/4 Adar 5769 This week, we read Parashat Terumah, which begins the section of the Torah dealing with the mishkan – the tabernacle. Though the discussion of the mishkan is notorious for its length and repetition, it is an essential discussion...

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Terumah 5770

by Charlene Thrope Parashat Terumah focuses solely on instructions for building the mishkan, a building that consists of three sections – the Outer Court, the Holy Place, and the Holy of Holies – and contains an ark that will hold the tablets of...

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