Tag Archives: Oholiab

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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Vayak’hel-Pekudei (Ex. 35:1 – 40:38), Shabbat Parah (Numbers 19:1-22)

Inching toward spring, hurrying toward Leviticus, though most would prefer the reverse. This week, as the snow melts in Wilmington, we finish reading the book of Exodus with a double portion, Vayak’hel-Pekudei, 214 verses that are largely a rerun of … Continue reading

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

This week, we have two reasons for a sense of déjà vu.  First, this Sabbath is Shabbat Shekalim, the first of four special Shabbatot before Pesach on which we have an additional reading from a second scroll. This week, we … Continue reading

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Vayak’hel-Pekudei (Ex. 35:1-40:38 ), Shabbat Parah (Num. 19:1-22)

Ah, yes. That’s better. Most of the white stuff has melted.  We are indeed approaching spring.  And tax return filing.  And Pesach prep.  And I like what I wrote 3 years ago, so I will indulge myself and repeat those … Continue reading

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Vayak’hel (Exodus 35:1 – 38:20)

This week, the Israelites build and furnish the Tabernacle, following the explicit instructions we read three weeks ago.  The haftarah, I Kings 7:40-50 (7:13-26 for Sephardim, and no, I don’t know why), similarly deals with the furnishing of Solomon’s Temple.  … Continue reading

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Ki Tissa (Ex. 30:11 – 34:35)

Still on the old computer.  I think mine will be fixed later today. I wonder why I can no longer stand the color white?  See our local paper’s take on how you know if you have snow fatigue at http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2014/02/13/how-you-know-you-have-snow-fatigue/5430693/ .  A … Continue reading

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