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Encampments & Journeys (Vayakhel & Pekudei 5777)

Right at the end of the book of Shemot, there is a textual difficulty so slight that it is easy to miss, yet ā€“ as interpreted by Rashi ā€“ it contains one of the great clues as to the nature of Jewish identity: it is a moving testimony to the unique challenge of being a Jew First, the background The Tabernacle is finally complete Its construction has taken many chapters to relate No other... Read more
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The Sabbath: First Day Or Last? (Ki Tissa 5777)

In the immensely lengthy and detailed account of the making of the Tabernacle, the Torah tells the story twice: first … Read more

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Who Is Honoured? (Tetzaveh 5777)

Tetzaveh is the only sedra from the beginning of Exodus to the end of Deuteronomy, that does not contain the … Read more