TorahScope – Pequdei (Accounts) – “Weight of Glory” – FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Pequdei (Accounts) - "Weight of Glory" The eleventh and final parashah of the Book of Exodus comes to an exciting conclusion with the appearance of the glory of God in the completed Tabernacle. Exodus 40:34 tells us, “the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the Presence of the Lord [kavod Adonai, hwhy dAbk] filled the Tabernacle” (NJPS). For the past ten … Continue reading TorahScope – Pequdei (Accounts) – “Weight of Glory” – FEBRUARY 28, 2014

B’shalach (After he had let go) – “Complaining Slaves” – JANUARY 10 , 2014

The previous three Torah readings of Exodus: Shemot, V’eira, and Bo, all detail some of the most important and memorable events in the Holy Scriptures—getting us to learn about how God miraculously involves Himself in delivering His people. Yet as important as the Exodus from Egypt is, why do we see God’s chosen complaining, immediately after they are released? In B’shalach this … Continue reading B’shalach (After he had let go) – “Complaining Slaves” – JANUARY 10 , 2014

“More Than Just a Number” – Bamidbar (In the wilderness)

Numbers 1:1-4:20 Hosea 2:1-22 "More Than Just a Number" Bamidbar is the first Torah portion of the Book of Numbers, from which this text takes its traditional Hebrew name. The first words in this parashah describe how Israel is going to spend the next thirty-eight years “in the wilderness” (Heb. b’midbar, rbdmb). During this journey … Continue reading “More Than Just a Number” – Bamidbar (In the wilderness)