Ki Tissa (When You take)

Exodus 30:11 And יהוה spoke to Moses saying, 12 When you take אֶת־ the sum (census) of the Children of Israel, then every man will give a ransom for his soul to ליהוה; that there will be no plague among אֹתָם them after you number אֹתָם them.           C-MATS Question: What is the concern about counting the …

Tetzaveh (You are to order)

Question: What does this Torah portion deal with? This Torah portion deals with the Kohanim, their selection, their garments, and the inauguration service by which they and their offspring would become confirmed for all time as the special ministers of יהוה. (Chumash) Exodus 27:20 וְאַתָּה And you will command אֶת־ Children of Israel that they bring you pure olive oil …

TERUMAH (offerings)

Exodus 25:1 And יהוה spoke to Moses saying, 2 Speak to the Children of Israel so that they will bring Me an offering: you will take את־ My offering מֵאת from every man who gives it willingly from his heart. C-MATS Question: There are four basic personality types in relation to their possessions. What is your opinion of each of …

MISHPATIM (ordinances of the court)

Seat of Judgment Exodus 21:1 Now these are the judgments which you will set before them. C-MATS  Question: What is the civil law? The civil laws are an extension of the Tenth Commandment: Do not covet. In order to know what he may not covet, one must know the rights and property of others. Torah now goes on to begin …