Parsha Vayakhel– Before we jump into this week’s sidra, I would like to share a little of my personal testimony. Please indulge me as I explain my reason for doing so. As I was reading and preparing to write this “Weekly Manna” segment, I found myself referencing many passages from Pirkei Avot (usually translated as […]
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Patience is a virtue. How can we gain patience in our lives? What does HaShem say for those who are patient? Miss Nikki dives in on a subject which many of us would love to have more of…patience.
Parsha Ki Tisa This week we read about the giving of the required half-shekel donations, which Rashi tells us was used for the silver bases of the walls of the Sanctuary. Every other part of the Sanctuary was made from the donations from “every person whose heart motivates him” (Sh’mot 25:2). R’ Yosef Zvi of […]
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.