Tag Archives: priestly vestments

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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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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Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10)

It’s mid-February and gray. Unsettled.  I have not yet watched my “it’s mid-February and gray” movie, Enchanted April (1991).  Classes and rehearsals have re-started, sort of, interrupted by cold and wet precipitation. So, you’re getting comments from 2012 this week. … 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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Tetsaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10), Shabbat Zachor (Deut. 25:17-19), Purim

It’s still February.  I’ve already watched my February movie (Enchanted April, 1991) and it helped for several hours.  But that was a few days ago.  And this idiotic talk about arming teachers with guns is particularly irritating.  Some people have … Continue reading

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

A fashion line for an elite.  A new leader shows himself to be less than competent, is delegitimized, and will later sink into madness.  Code hacking.  And though an administration’s inner circle has close Jewish connections, the real power behind … Continue reading

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