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 […]
Parsha Mishpatim – Mishpatim literally means “judgments”. As our Creator, Hashem knew we would have problems getting along with each other from time to time. And He was right! We humans do not always play well in the sandbox together! That is why Hashem gave us laws, decrees and judgments. They were given as the […]
There are so many questions around forgiveness. Should I forgive? Have I truly forgiven the person and meant it? What is forgiveness to me? Let’s take a quick study of what HaShem’s purpose in regards of the concept of forgiving others.
Parsha Yitro – I love this parsha! The content is, of course, powerful as we read of the receiving of the ten utterances from the very mouth of G-d. But have you ever stopped to think about how amazing it is that this parsha is named after a Ger? According to Rabbinic tradition, Yitro was […]
Parsha Bo DARKNESS: “Then Hashem said to Moshe, ‘hold out your arm toward the sky that there may be darkness upon the land of Egypt, a darkness that can be touched.’ Moshe held out his arm toward the sky and thick darkness descended upon all the land of Egypt for three days. People could not […]
Parsha B’Shallach – “He said, ‘If you will listen intently to the voice of ADONAI your G-d, do what he considers right, pay attention to his mitzvot and observe his laws, I will not afflict you with any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians; because I am ADONAI your healer.” Sh’mot 15:26 […]