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Vayak’hel-Pekudei (Ex. 35:1-40:38 ), Shabbat HaChodesh (Ex. 12:1-20)

Didn’t we just read this a few weeks ago? Sort of.  This double portion, the last in the book of Exodus, describes the execution of the instructions given earlier for building and furnishing the Tabernacle and for the priests’ vestments. … Continue reading

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Vayak’hel (Exodus 35:1 – 38:20), Shabbat Shekalim

Ah, the wonders of the Hebrew calendar. When we have a leap year, like now, we don’t fool around; we add a whole month. So instead of reading a double portion, Vayak’hel-Pekudei (214 verses), we only need to read Vayak’hel … Continue reading

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