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P’kudei – Torah in Haiku

P’kudei – Torah in Haiku

A mishkan audit … All done according to GAAP*  … Not a detail missed ——— P’kudei includes yet another detailed explanation of all the work done to complete the Tabernacle. But it begins (Ex 38:21-31) with an accounting of how much gold, silver and copper was collected from the people and how that material was […]

Torah Portion P’kudei (Records)

Torah Portion P’kudei (Records)

P’kudie – Exodus 38:21 to 40:18 – After five weeks of Torah portions, the Tabernacle is finally complete. All this Torah content demonstrates the importance of this structure. In fact, it is more than a building; by its construction it affirms the Israelites’ commitment to God and God’s laws. Through these laws, the Israelites will […]

Vayak’heil (And he -Moses- conv...

Vayak’heil (And he -Moses- convoked or assembled)

Vayak’heil – Exodus 35:1 to 38:20  At the start of this week’s parsha, God commands the Israelites to rest on the Sabbath and not to do any work. Over the ages the rabbis have asked what is work and what is rest? This parsha takes place after the Golden Calf incident … and the return of […]

Ki Tisa – Torah in Haiku

Ki Tisa – Torah in Haiku

  G-d talks to Moses: …. Look what your people have done …. Let me destroy them —— Moses talks to G-d: …. What will the Egyptians say …. If you destroy them?——— As the people dance around the Golden Calf, both G-d and Moses seem ready to abandon them. First, G-d tells Moses, “your […]

T’tzaveh (“Instruct”...

T’tzaveh (“Instruct” or “Command”)

T’tzavah – Exodus 27:30 to 30:10 The text moves from the Tabernacle’s structure to the priests who will maintain and officiate within this holy structure. The first command to the priests, as with the creation of the world, “let there be light.” as the lamps of the Tabernacle’s menorah are lit…. And the tradition of […]

T’rumah – Torah in Haiku

T’rumah – Torah in Haiku

Ark of Covenant … Sought by Indiana Jones … Is described this week ——— Exodus 25:16 And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.   (See Ex 25:10-22 for full description of the Ark)     Ed Nickow | The Torah In Haiku  Twitter  Facebook

T’rumah (Gifts or Donations)

T’rumah (Gifts or Donations)

T’rumah – Exodus 25:1 to 27:19 This reading provides a listing of building materials for the Tabernacle – a home for the Eternal on earth. Many commentators doubt that it was ever built as described. Whether it existed in a scaled back format or not, the plans are filled with symbolism that relate a Biblical […]

Honey Cake

Honey Cake

This recipe, given to me by my son Flip, looks lovely and tastes like Rosh Hashanah – great for the holidays, Shabbat, or any time. This can be baked in a bundt or tube pan, 2 loaf pans, or 1 9” x 13” pan. It looks nicest in the bundt, of course. 3 -½ C. […]

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