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Our Offering – TERUMAH | WEEK 19

Our Offering – TERUMAH | WEEK 19

Ex 25:1-27:19

The word “parasha” harks to a section of text, with the word “Terumah” denoting the section’s title. Taken from v. 2, the word “offering,” or “terumah” in Hebrew, is the title. It speaks of something that is “separated,” i.e., “set apart” as a contribution for the Sanctuary….

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Sabbath a Gift of Time – MISHPATIM | WEEK 18

Sabbath a Gift of Time – MISHPATIM | WEEK 18

Ex 21:1-24:18

One important thing mentioned in this week’s portion is the theme of Sabbath. More sacred than the Day of Atonement, Sabbath celebration eclipses all Jewish holy days and feasts. It is a day of exceeding beauty and holiness. Mystics, rabbis, and observers through ages have written about its ethereal quality, wonder, reward, and miracle. My first Erev Shabbat experience occurred in Israel in my early twenties. That evening shone like a shaft of light piercing through a dark cloud with radiance and enduring beauty that have captivated my heart until this day…

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