Judaism is About People and About G-d

The Ten Commandments were inscribed on two tablets. On the first tablet were five statements about the relationship between a person and his or her Creator (G-d and parents). The second five focus on the relationship between a person and his or her peers. The design of the tablets teaches us, that in order to be complete, people must cultivate proper relationships with their peers just as much as they ...

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The Miracle of Jewish Survival – Terumah 5775

This week we begin the month of Adar, in which the festival of Purim falls.  We are enjoined to begin rejoicing already at the beginning of the month.  The Purim story begins about 900 years after the Exodus from Egypt.  The Jews had been living in Israel continually, since they first entered with Joshua.  For 410 years, King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem had been the focal point of Jewish spiritual ...

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Symbolism of the Sanctuary – Terumah 5774

Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch devotes almost an entire volume (Vol. III) of his Collected Writings to the symbolism of the Sanctuary. I would like to share with you just a few insights. We note that all the dimensions of the Tabernacle, the portable Sanctuary constructed in the Sinai desert, were whole numbers except for the Holy Ark, where every dimension is a fraction, and the height of the table of ...

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Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog on Parshat Terumah 5773

Rabbi Mordechai Becher speaks about Precision Measurements - The significance of the dimensions of the Tabernacle. This week’s VLog is sponsored In honor of Rabbi and Mrs. Mordechai Suchard for the upcoming bar mitzvah of their son, Shlomo. Mazeltov.  Drs. Moish and Robyn LovingerContact Gateways to sponsor an upcoming edition of Rabbi Becher's VLog.

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