Tag Archives: Baruch J. Schwartz

Tetsaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10), Shabbat Zachor (Deuteronomy 25:17-19)

Comments are from 2016 and 2018, edited. This Sabbath is Shabbat Zachor (“Remember!”), the second of the 4 special Sabbaths leading up to Passover.  It’s the Sabbath right before Purim. The added reading (Deut. 25:17-19) instructs us to remember Amalek, who perpetrated … Continue reading

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Pekudei (Exodus 38:21 – 40:38)

I was wearing a comfy flannel nightgown. As I recall, it was blue, with stripes, a bit of lace, and lots of little flowers. I was in my college dorm, in the hallway. As I headed toward the communal bathroom, … Continue reading

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