TAZRIA (she conceives)

The Torah lesson for this week is about skin diseases: tzara’at, but as we’ll see, this external condition is really a sign of an internal moral condition. Question: What does TAZRIA mean in English? She conceives or bearing seed Leviticus 12:1 And יהוה spoke to Moses saying, 2 Speak to the Children of Israel saying, If a woman has conceived …

P’Kudei (Accounts)

Exodus 38:21 This is the sum of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of Testimony, as it was recorded, according to the commandment of Moses, by the service of the Levites, under the direction of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest. C-MATS  Question: Everybody gave the money that was needed to Moses, and he was in charge of the whole project. Even …

Vayak’hel (He Assembles)

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 …

Vayak’hel (He assembled)

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 YHUH’s Presence is a measure of its greatness and, indeed, a primary reason for its very existence. Its future history …

Passover Seder Readings

PASSOVER SEDER Reader 1: Let us prepare our hearts for the Passover Seder. We must consider ourselves as having personally been freed from Egypt. As we prepare for this experience of personal redemption, let us take the leaven of sin hidden within our hearts far away from us. HAGGADAH (hah-gah-dah) means “the Telling” Seder means “order” Exodus 12:11 You will …