Speak to the entire Congregation of the Children of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be holy for I, Hashem your G-d, am holy. A person must fear his mother and father and keep My Sabbaths, I am […]Read More
“And Elisha said: Listen to the word of G-d, for so says G-d: At this time tomorrow a measure of fine flour will cost one shekel and two measures of barley will cost one shekel on the Shomron exchange. And […]Read More
Illustration courtesy of The Temple Institute
Beside the regular Torah reading this Shabbat, we also have a special reading : Parashat Hachodesh, always read in proximity to the beginning of the month of Nissan, tells of G-d’s directive to Moses to […]
And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took each of them his censer, and put fire therein, and laid incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them.
2 And there came forth […]
When Sharon introduced his “Disengagement” idea, it seemed like nothing more than a preposterous dream. Nobody understood what the State of Israel would gain from perpetrating this horrible crime against thousands of Israeli citizens. Nobody deceived themselves into thinking that […]Read More
The concept of a Temple, a physical place that humans build to serve as G-d’s dwelling place, as described in this week’s Torah portion, Pekudai, is paradoxical. In his speech at the dedication ceremony of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, […]Read More
One day when I was in grade school, a rabbi came to my classroom with an impressive photo album. The album contained beautiful pictures of the reproductions of the Temple vessels and the priestly garments. The Temple Institute had not […]Read More
It is hard to think of a Torah portion more frenetic than our current portion, Ki Tisah. From the loftiest heights to the deepest low. From the Holy Temple and its holy vessels – the purpose of creation; from the […]Read More
43 And there I will meet with the children of Israel; and [the Tent] shall be sanctified by My glory.
44 And I will sanctify the tent of meeting, and the altar; Aaron also and his sons will I sanctify, to minister […]
And they will make me a sanctuary and I will dwell in their midst. (From this week’s Torah portion, Terumah, Exodus 25:8)
Last week’s Torah portion, Mishpatim, deals mostly with “regular” laws. The French also know that a son must not […]