Sometimes Instructions are Not Enough

In this week’s Torah portion, called “T’rumah” (literally “gifts”), the Children of Israel are called to donate gifts for the building of the desert Tabernacle, that G-d might “dwell among them.” Pretty detailed building plans are laid out by G-d from which Moses would build. The Menorah I focused on the details of the menorah (yes, […]

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These are the Rules

What’s more important, the “what” or the “why”? What do you do if the very foundation of your culture is destroyed? Do you throw out every rule from the past or do you look at the “why” behind each rule and adapt them to the new normal? Interpersonal and Cultic Laws This week’s Torah portion, […]

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