All Posts By: Rhonda Goodrich-Rawis

Weekly Manna – Pekudei

Parsha Pekudei Pedudei means “accounts” our “reckonings”.  The Chumash explains that “these are the reckonings” suggests homiletically that the only meaningful reckoning is the account one makes of resources that are devoted to building G-d’s sanctuaries and otherwise used for the sake of Heaven.  Only such investments are eternal, all others are transitory.  As the […]

Weekly Manna – Parsha Terumah

Parsha Terumah Terumah literally means “gift”.  This week’s sidra is about giving Hashem a gift from the heart, which is then used to build Him a dwelling place. “Tell B’nei Yisrael to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart so moves him.”  Sh’mot 25:2 The wording of this […]

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