Abject confession: This is not the Torah portion I would have chosen to comment on. My taste would run more toward Moses’ encounter with the burning bush or Abraham’s sacrificing Isaac or Israel’s assembly before the shaking quaking Mt. Sinai. But….knowing that “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God..that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2Timothy 3:16, 17), I’m confident that there is hidden treasure in these chapters…read more
This week’s reading is very interesting and rich; it contains some nuggets of wisdom for those of us who fear the Lord and follow Him. First, let us remember one of the things that we learned from last week’s blog, Pesach (Passover) Reflections: our God is the one and only true God; He is the Creator of the world, and everything is for Him and His glory…read more
The burnt offering that God commanded is called “HaOlah”, which means “to go up.” This is also a prophetic picture of what Messiah’s sacrifice would do for us…read more
Somehow, I am connected to this portion in a way that I don’t fully understand.
As we read through the Torah on a yearly basis, each portion is assigned a particular Shabbat on which it is to be read. This Shabbat falls more or less during the same time on the calendar every year. It just so happens that the time of this portion is right around the time of my birthday, and therefore, the date of my Bar Mitzvah.read more
Ex 28:21 – 40:38
Many of us, it’s fair to assume, get that glazed overlook in our eyes when we get to these sections of the Scripture. Is there really anything that we can learn from reading these extremely detailed instructions regarding the materials and structure of the Tabernacle? Is it even relevant today?
The short answer is, yes. While we may not be building a scale-model replica of the Tabernacle in our backyards, there is still much to be gleaned from these passages…
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