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  • Terumah: Tzedakah and Transformation

    February 20, 2015 | 9:02 am

    Terumah describes the construction of the Tabernacle, a holy place where God dwells. Initially, the parsha seems rather dry: tiny details for lengths, colors of fabrics, types of materials and so forth. But a deeper read illuminates so much about the Israelites, their relationship...

  • Bezalel - Master Architect of Sacred Space - Parashat Vayakhel-Pekude

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 7, 2013 | 10:51 am

    This week we learn about Bezalel, the man chosen to design and build the Tabernacle that carried the tablets of the law that Moses brought down from Sinai. (Exodus 38:22-39:31)

    On the face of it, these verses describe the matter-of-fact building of a physical edifice. But this...

  • Building Our Mishkan

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    March 7, 2013 | 4:14 am

    The ancient sages teach us that the Torah is exceedingly careful with language. No phrase is superfluous. Each word or letter is part of the intricate unfolding mysteries concentrated in the Torah.

    In Parshat Terumah, a few chapters ago, we read about the entire construction of...

  • Christians arriving in Israel for Tabernacles event

    September 21, 2010 | 2:56 pm

    About 7,000 Christian tourists are arriving in Israel for the Feast of Tabernacles celebration.

    The visitors, including the heads of Evangelical Christian communities, will participate in a program of seminars and teaching beginning Sept. 23. The program is sponsored by the...

  • Journey of a Lifetime

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    September 2, 2007 | 6:00 pm

    After serving as a weekend scholar-in-residence in Indianapolis, I was about to begin the first leg of a trip back to Los Angeles. I shared the aisle with a friendly fellow who introduced himself by extending his hand and giving me a strong shake. Noting his crew cut and strapping...
  • Hit Biblical Jackpot at Timna’s Mines

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When you ascend the rose red pillars towering over the Arava desert, you hardly expect to look down upon the biblical Mishkan. But that's exactly what you'll find replicated at Israel's picturesque Timna Park just outside Eilat.

    Stretching across the desert near the Jordanian border...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    One Minute in Time

    In Parshat Naso, all the tribes bring offerings to the finished tabernacle: animals, food and incense. On Memorial Day, we make an offering to all the soldiers who died in all of our wars. We bring flowers to their graves, raise the American flag and honor...

  • Our Legacy

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As I wheeled my shopping cart down the aisle of the local market on my weekly grocery run, a toddler riding in his mother's cart came up the other side. He was one of the students in the nursery school, and when he recognized me, his mouth dropped open. He pointed and shouted, "Mom,...

  • God’s Fingerprints

    By Rabbi Janet Ross Marder

    March 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It was a Saturday morning in the middle of winter -- bright and sunny and cold, with a sky washed clean by the wind. Outside, it was business as usual: the boulevard teeming with cars and pedestrians, thousands of plot lines stretching across the city. But inside the sanctuary, it...