This Week’s Torah Portion: Terumah

Feb 15, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold

Name: Terumah Reading: Exodus 25:1 – 27:19 Haftarah: Kings 1 5:26 – 6:13 Parsha Summary – Termuah God Speak to Moses The previous Torah portion ended when Moses ascended Mount Sinai in clouds and smoke to collect the tablets on which the Ten Commandments are inscribed. God tells Moses to build a place where the Children of Israel can bring offerings and gifts to Him, and to build a sanctuary […]

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Mishenichnas Adar Marbim BeSimcha

Feb 13, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
adar, happiness, freedom

This week, we will celebrate Rosh Chodesh Adar – the beginning of the Hebrew month of Adar. This month is home to one of the most exciting holidays in the Jewish calendar: Purim! Purim is unique in the Jewish calendar because, unlike other festivals which are intended as celebratory or happy or joyful, Purim doesn’t carry happiness in name or intention alone. In the Talmud – the enormous, multi-volume Aramaic […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Mishpatim

Feb 08, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold

Name: Mishpatim Reading: Exodus 21:1 – 24:18 Haftarah: Kings 2 12:1 – 12:17 Bonus Week – Shabbat Shekalim! Parsha Summary – Mishpatim God Gives the Israelites More Laws A Hebrew servant must be freed after seven years. One who strikes or curses his parents will be put to death. Murders and attackers are punished life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. If an ox gores a man, the […]