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Vayakhel Exodus 35:1-40:38

This week is a double portion that deals with the construction and raising of the Tabernacle. This was the first “Barn Raising,” if you could call it such, found in History; except a “Barn Raising” is when a community comes together to build for a certain individual while the “Mishkan Raising—Tabernacle Raising” was a community … Continue reading Vayakhel Exodus 35:1-40:38

“Tetzaveh” Exodus 27:20-30:10

This portion deals a lot with the Garments and Consecration of the Kohanim—the Priests. In great detail it describes the intricacies behind the attire specifically for the “Kohen Gadol—High Priest.” With all of these instructions concerning the outfit and vestments of the High Priest, it begs the question…Does God only look at the heart? Most … Continue reading “Tetzaveh” Exodus 27:20-30:10

Parsha Shemot Exodus 1:1-6:1

This week we have fast forwarded from the life of Joseph and moved straight into a new (but very old) book, continuing the same story line, but with new characters and a different setting. In other words, “the plot thickens.” I could write instead “the plot dickens,” but that would only make sense to those … Continue reading Parsha Shemot Exodus 1:1-6:1

“Noah” Genesis 6:9-11:32

This week we are “submerged” in an enormous amount of information and stories from the account of Noah, the Flood, and finally concluding with the Tower of “babblings.” This is a large Torah portion, meaning, there are a lot of directions we could go this week. However, I didn’t even make it past the first … Continue reading “Noah” Genesis 6:9-11:32

Bereshit Genesis 1:1-6:8

Starting at the very beginning, it is amazing to step once again into the incredible wonder of the creation story. There is so much we could learn just from this portion and I hope to only wet your appetite for more, as we dive into this “Original Account of the Universe.” The name of this … Continue reading Bereshit Genesis 1:1-6:8


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