Pesach (Passover) How to Celebrate Passover

Question: What is Pesach or 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 …

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 …

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 will command)

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 …