Parashat Vayakhel / פרשת ויקהל

Parshas Vayakhel Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person “goes up” to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading. 1st & 2nd Aliyot: The Parsha begins with the Mitzvah of Shabbos and the penalty for her…

Praying for a Miracle

ain somchin al ha’nes — praying for a miracle Rashi quotes from Chazal that Leah was supposed to have another son, but given that there were going to be only 12 shevatim, she realized that if she has a baby boy, it would mean that Rachel would be the mother of even fewer shevatim than the…

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

  New International Version Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.   New Living Translation Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.   English Standard Version Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!   New American Standard Bible…