Parashat Vayikra / פרשת ויקרא

Torah Reading: Parashat Vayikra Leviticus 1:1-5:26 AND G-D SPOKE TO HIM FROM THE TENT OF MEETING The last five pariahs of the Book of Exodus explained the form of the Sanctuary and its vessels, and Exodus concluded with an account of how the completed Sanctuary was finally erected by Moses on the 1st of Nissan, almost one year after the Exodus from Egypt. With the … Continue reading Parashat Vayikra / פרשת ויקרא

Parashat Terumah / פרשת תרומה

God spoke to Moses… Some say that this was said to Moses during the 40 days on the mountain (Tanna DeBei Eliahu Rabbah 17; Lekach Tov on Exodus 35:1; Ibn Ezra; Baaley Tosafoth; Zohar 2:194a, 224a). According to others, it was said after the Golden Calf, when Moses went up for the second set of tablets (Exodus 34:29; Seder Olam Rabbah 6 from Exodus 34:32; … Continue reading Parashat Terumah / פרשת תרומה


PARASHAT TERUMAH readings 17-Feb-2018,”Terumah”,1,”Exodus 25:1 – 25:16″,16 17-Feb-2018,”Terumah”,2,”Exodus 25:17 – 25:30″,14 17-Feb-2018,”Terumah”,3,”Exodus 25:31 – 26:14″,24 17-Feb-2018,”Terumah”,4,”Exodus 26:15 – 26:30″,16 17-Feb-2018,”Terumah”,5,”Exodus 26:31 – 26:37″,7 17-Feb-2018,”Terumah”,6,”Exodus 27:1 – 27:8″,8 17-Feb-2018,”Terumah”,7,”Exodus 27:9 – 27:19″,11 17-Feb-2018,”Terumah”,”maf”,”Exodus 27:17 – 27:19″,3 17-Feb-2018,”Terumah”,”Haftara”,”I Kings 5:26 – 6:13″ God spoke to Moses… Some say that this was said to Moses during the 40 days on the mountain (Tanna DeBei Eliahu Rabbah 17; Lekach Tov on Exodus 35:1; … Continue reading PARASHAT TERUMAH / פרשת תרומה

Torah Portion Shemos

Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh (often contracted in English as “I AM”) is one of the Seven Names of God accorded special care by medieval Jewish tradition.[1] The phrase is also found in other world religious literature, used to describe the Supreme Being, generally referring back to its use in Exodus. The word Ehyeh is considered by many rabbinical scholars to be a first-person derivation of the Tetragrammaton. Continue reading Torah Portion Shemos


THE KEY IS SHABBOS Adam was created for the highest mission, to “fill the earth and conquer it and rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the heavens and every living being swarming on the earth” (Gen. 1:28). But Adam fell from his mission, and instead of “tending and guarding” the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:15), he was driven out to … Continue reading PARASHAS SHEMOS

Torah Portion #49 Ki Tetze

Torah Portion #49 Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) by tlmadmin on August 13, 2013 In this Torah Portion we read about many topics concerning laws for human relations. Topics include Marriage to a captive woman, rights of the firstborn and dealing with a rebellious son. More topics discussed are regulations for sexual purity and regulations concerning worship Continue reading Torah Portion #49 Ki Tetze

Torah Portion #48 Shof’tim

Torah Portion #48 Shof’tim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) In this Torah Portion we read about justice for the people and laws for ruling the nations. The Judgest and officers are commanded that they must judge with righteous judgement. We also learn about the guidelines for a king concerning Torah. Other topics cover gifts for priests and Levites, a call to holy living, true and false prophets, cities … Continue reading Torah Portion #48 Shof’tim

Keeping to a Torah Learning Schedule

In the opening verses of Parashat Ekeb, Moshe promises that we will be rewarded “Ekeb Tishme’un” – in exchange for obeying G-d’s laws. While this is the plain meaning of the Pasuk, later scholars have uncovered for us deeper layers of meaning. One such interpretation suggests that this Pasuk alludes to the vital importance of maintaining a consistent regimen of Torah learning. The letters of … Continue reading Keeping to a Torah Learning Schedule


TORAH: VO-ESCHANAN By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: VO-ESCHANAN, Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11. Haftara: Isaiah 40:1-26. “AND I TRIED TO INGRATIATE MYSELF.” In the opening word of our PARSHAH of VO-ESCHANAN, Moses tells how “I tried to ingratiate myself” with G-d — elicit His favor — praying repeatedly to be allowed enter the land of Israel, “Eretz HaTzvi”, the “Land of Beauty, the graceful gazelle”, and come … Continue reading TORAH: VO-ESCHANAN


UNIVERSAL TORAH: VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEY By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum This week’s Torah reading is the double portion of VAYAKHEL, Exodus 35:1-38:20 & PEKUDEY 38:21-40:38. VAYAKHEL: Exodus 35:1-38:20 GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE The parshah of VAYAKHEL opens with the words: “And Moses gathered together all the Community of Israel.” (Exodus 35:1). According to our sages, Moses’ gathering of all of the Community took place on the day following … Continue reading TORAH: VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEY