Fine-tuning the Intimate Love Relationship between the Creator and His Beloved Parashat Pekudei ends with the cloud of Hashem’s glory settling on the Mishkan (Tabernacle for God to live in amongst His People). This is the conclusion of the stories of Mt. Sinai, the construction of the Mishkan, and the golden calf. All three […]
Extract from a Commentary on Parashat Ki Tisa by Sephardic U https://sephardicu.com/parasha-of-the-week/ki-tisa/ Moshe Wants to Know God Shortly after the momentous occasion of the Giving of the Law on Har Sinai, the Israelites commit a preposterous transgression. They make and worship a molten idol, the Golden Calf. Moshe pleads with God to show mercy to […]
Texts: Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 || Ezekiel 43:10 – 43:27 NOTE: Kol HaTor, in its commentaries on the weekly Parashot, endeavours to search for and accentuate the Torah Messages contained in the Parashot as applicable to the main Theme of Tanach of the Return of the House of Israel, i.e. the Lost Ten Tribes of Northern […]
After weeks of details and details and more details, we finally arrive at the climactic end of Sefer Shemot:
“And the cloud engulfed the Tent of Meeting, and G-d’s glory filled the Mishkan. And Moshe was not able to go to the Tent of Meeting, for the cloud was dwelling there and G-d’s glory filled the Mishkan. And when the cloud would lift from the Mishkan, the Jewish People would travel on all of their travels…
This week’s Parshah and its name: Vayakhel is the Torah’s primer on how to build community.
It does so in a subtle way. It uses a single verb, k-h-l, to describe two very different activities. The first appears in last week’s parsha at the beginning of the story of the Golden Calf. “When the people saw that Moshe was long delayed in coming down the mountain, they gathered (vayikahel) around Aharon and said to him: get up, make us gods to go before us. This man Moshe who brought us out of Egypt – we have no idea what has become of him” (Ex. 32:1). The second is the opening verse of this week’s parsha: “Moshe assembled (vayakhel) all the community of Israel and said to them: these are the things the Lord has commanded you to do” (Ex. 35:1).
Texts: Exodus 35:1 – 38:20 || I Kings 7:40 – 7:50 (Sephardic: I Kings 7:13 – 7:26) Parashah Pekudei: Texts: Exodus 38:21 – 40:38 || I Kings 7:51 – 8:21 (Sephardic: I Kings 7:40 – 7:50) NOTE: Kol HaTor, in its commentaries on the weekly Parashot, endeavours to search for its inherent Messages which apply to and […]
Parashah: Exodus 38:21 – 40:38 Haftarah: I Kings 7:51-8:21 (Sephardic I Kings 7:40-7:50) Rabbi Avraham Feld and OvadYah AvrahamiRead more about the Founders of Kol HaTor: * Rabbi Avraham Feld * OvadYah * Board Leadership and Associates
Parashah: Exodus 30:11 – 34:35 Haftarah: I Kings 18:1 – 18:39 (Sephardic I Kings 18:20 – 18:39) Rabbi Avraham Feld and OvadYah AvrahamiRead more about the Founders of Kol HaTor: * Rabbi Avraham Feld * OvadYah * Board Leadership and Associates
The promise for long life only comes from two commandments: honoring your parents and sending away a mother bird before taking her young. What’s the common denominator here? In this week’s Torah portion, Rabbi Fohrman brings new light to this strange commandment and explains why its reward is long life. Check out more Torah […]
The world is filled with fear. From Corona virus to political instability – people’s lives are being turned upside down. In response, like always we look for an escape, for some sort of light beyond that will guide us.
Rebbe Nachman teaches that although in the past all beginnings began with Pesach, now they begin with Purim.
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