Chol HaMo’ed Pesach (PASSOVER)

Exodus 13:17 And it came to pass when let go Pharaoh את־ the people go, that Elohim led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; because Elohim said, Perhaps the people will change their minds when they see war and they will return to Egypt. C–MATS Question: Why did יהוה take his …

Pesach I (Passover)

Question: What is Passover? Passover celebrates the death angel “passing over” the houses of the Israelites and sparing their lives but striking the firstborn of the Egyptians. Elohim miraculously released the Israelites from slavery to the Egyptians and formed a new nation who served only Him. Exodus 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night and will …

Vayak’hel (He Assembles) and P’kudei (Accounts)

In this portion, Moses addresses the entire nation and charges them with the privilege of building the Tabernacle. Much of the text is a repetition of the directions given in the previous chapters. Israel’s ability to create a setting for יהוה’s Presence is a measure of its greatness and, indeed, a primary reason for its very existence. Its future history …