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Pekudei 5771

by Jordan Bailey Brandt In this week’s parasha, Pekudei, B’nei Yisrael reach a milestone, the Mishkan (Tabernacle) is completed. This is a momentous occasion for it is this structure that the Israelites will carry around with them in the desert and eventually place in...

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Vayakhel 5756

by Cody Dydek This week's parsha, Vayakhel-Pekudei, concludes the Torah's description of the construction of the Mishkan. Since Parshat Terumah, we have been reading the details involved with the Mishkan: the dimensions of the building itself and all of the utensils destined to...

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Vayakhel 5758

by Daniel Greenspan In today's modern society we see it all too often. Mr. X, the president of a large charitable organization, is accused of a crime. However, this is not just any crime. Money that was donated is missing and funds were misused. The president...

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Vayakhel 5762

by Avi Buchbinder This week’s parsha describes the building of the tabernacle, or mishkan, a portable temple used by the Israelites in the desert in which they conducted the temple services. The structure of the description of the building of the mishkan is quite interesting. The...

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Vayakhel 5763

by Josh Sowalsky, 2003 Rel/Ed IGB, 5763 This week's Parsha begins with Moshe instructing B'nai Yisrael to observe Shabbat. He tells them that it is a commandment from Hashem that they can work only for six days. Shabbat is a holy day on which...

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Vayakhel 5769

by Tyler Dratch March 21, 2009/25 Adar 5769 In this weeks thrilling installment of Exodus, Moses is given instructions about building the tabernacle. The sin of the golden calf is said to have occurred on Yom Kippur, so the building of the tabernacle occurred...

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Vayakhel 5770

by Alex Krule This week we finish the book of Shemot – the second book of our Torah. Let’s think about what part of our heritage we are about to close. We are enslaved; Moshe is born, survives the treacherous Nile River, and ...

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Ki Tissa 5756

by Cody Dydek In Parshat Ki Tisa, we read of the sin of the Golden Calf. After this grievous sin, God gives the people a list of commandments, seen by many commentators as safeguards against a future downfall. These commandments include the observance...

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Ki Tissa 5758

by Ami Schwab The first half of the Parasha of Ki Teesa has three main themes. The first theme is the construction of the Tabernacle; the second theme is Shabbat and the third theme is the Golden Calf incident. These are major things, but what does...

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Ki Tissa 5762

by Aron Cohen Parshat Ki Tisa continues last week's laws about the building of the Mishkan, and moves on to one of the more well-known stories of the Exodus. The golden calf is known to some as a god that the Israelites began...

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