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 people of Israel? The …

Tetzaveh (You are to order)

Exodus 27:20 וְאַתָּה And you will command אֶת־ Children of Israel that they bring you pure olive oil beaten for the light, so that the lamp will burn continuously. 21 In the Tabernacle of the Congregation outside the veil, which is in front of the testimony shall order אֹתֹו it (him), Aaron and his sons will keep it burning from …

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 אֶת־ My offering מֵאֵת 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 Moses 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 …

YITHRO (Jethro)

Exodus 18:1 When heard of Jethro, the priest of Midian, father in law of Moses, את all that Elohim had done for Moses and for Israel his people and that had brought יהוה את־ Israel out of Egypt. C-MATS  Question:  What news did Jethro hear that made such an impression that he came to see Moses? The splitting of the Red …