Parshah • February 2022
Pride is the reward of effort. The magnitude of the outcome matters less than the personal expenditure of effort and involvement. The Jewish people’s effort and contribution to the construction of the Tabernacle provided them with immense pride in their successful outcome.Effort plus success produces pride. A child’s drawing may seem modest compared to grander…
Parshah • February 2020
Jews are a portable people with a portable culture and a portable belief system. That is the reason why Jews continue to survive and thrive no matter wherein world and no matter when in history. To the extent that even today we have a mini-Temple that we worship at. The Mishkan/Tabernacle in the desert exodus…
Parshah • February 2019
The Parsha, Teruma, describes the individual donations and contributions the Jewish people made to the building of the Mishkan – the earthly portal between earth and heaven. But the instruction given by G-d seems to have a grammatical flaw. The text states: Build for me the Mishkan so I can be present in ‘them’ –…
Parshah • February 2017
Many peoples have a special relationship between their collective soul and earth. The Jewish people’s sacred space was first defined by the desert travels via the Mishkan and then by our Temple – our true Jewish sacred space.