Feb 24, 2022
Vayakhel | A Defiant Act of Contrition, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom
The unusually lengthy description of the construction of the Mishkan, which occupies the last 6 chapters of Shemot, has been the subject of inquiry for millenia. By looking at the intensity and zealousness with which Am Yisrael responded to Mosheh's...
Feb 23, 2022
Kibud Av V'em: What, Why, and How, by Rav Dovid Gottlieb, given to the weekly women's group in Kehilat Ha'Ela
Feb 18, 2022
Ki Tisa | The Luchot of...Testimony? Covenant? by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom
The most vital component of the Mishkan is, without a doubt, the Aron - and the Aron's sanctity is underscored by the placement of the לוחות inside - but what are these לוחות? What is written on them? A careful read of the various passages...
Feb 17, 2022
Parshat Ki Tisa with Rav Dovid Gottlieb
#1 - Classical Commentators - "The Sin of the Golden Calf"
- How Could They Do It?
#2 - Contemporary Commentators - Appreciating the Gift of Shabbos
#3 - Midrash - "Moshe's Face Radiated" - What Was the
Source of HIs Light?
#4 - Sparks of Chassidus & Mussar - The Essence of...
Feb 11, 2022
Tetzaveh | B'nei Yisrael's Presence in the Mishkan, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom
The first two pesukim in Parashat Tetzaveh - the last two in chapter 27 of Shemot - seem to be out of place and are repeated, nearly verbatim, in Vayikra 24. A reexamination of what is stated and what is NOT stated in this passage sheds light...