Tag Archives: gifts

Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19)

My synagogue just sold its building: I try not to get attached to buildings, even ones that hold very personal memories.  They always change, so they don’t match my memories anyway.  And some are totally “repurposed.”  The hospital where my … Continue reading

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Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19)

Details, details. In the last few Torah portions, we’ve had the Exodus, the splitting of the sea, the giving of the Ten Commandments, and dozens of laws to help the Israelites set up a just and functioning society.  Moses has … Continue reading

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Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)

At 176 verses, Naso is the longest single Torah portion of the year.  However, there’s a lot of repetition in the 89 verses of Chapter 7, which include the 12 identical tribal gifts presented over 12 days at the dedication … Continue reading

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