Parshat Tetzaveh 5784 2024

PARSHAT TETZAVEH TIFERET (BEAUTY AND MORE) “Make sacral vestments for your brother Aaron, for honor and beauty.”  (Exodus 28:2)             This portion goes into detail regarding the sacred clothing which...

Parshat Terumah 5784 2024

PARSHAT TERUMAH A HOLY PLACE “They shall make an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.”   (Exodus 25:10)             When I was a child, my...

Parshat Mishpatim 5784 2024

PARSHAT MISHPATIM SELF-DEFENSE “If the thief is seized while tunneling and beaten to death, there is no bloodguilt in that case.”  (Exodus 22:1)             Last week we read the Ten Commandments.  So...

Parshat Yitro 5784 2024

PARSHAT YITRO KELCE, SWIFT, AND THE TENTH COMMANDMENT “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house: you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox or ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”  (Exodus 20:14)...

Parshat Beshalach 5784 2024

PARSHAT BESHALACH JOSEPH’S BONES “Moses took with him the bones of Joseph, who had exacted an oath from the children of Israel, saying, God will be sure to take notice of you: then you shall carry up my bones from here with you.”  (Exodus 13:19)...