Dvar Torah

Parashat Vayikra  (And He Called)

March 20, 2021

Nisan 7, 5781

TORAH READING

Leviticus 1:1 - 5:26

In this Torah portion, God describes the laws of animal sacrifice. God explains the different sacrifices that atone for guilt or sins, and distinguishes between sins committed inadvertently and sins committed on purpose.  

Commentary:  I Give, Therefore I Love.  

This Torah portion teaches that it’s better to give than receive.

BY ANAT BARBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei

(And He Assembled-Accountings Of)

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March 13, 2021

Adar 29, 5781

TORAH READING

Exodus 35:1 - 40:38

HAFTARAH

Ezekiel 45:16 - 46:18 | Shabbat HaChodesh

 

In the Torah portion Vayakhel, God commands the Israelites not to do any work in the sanctuary on Shabbat. The Israelites gather gifts for God. Moses says that Ohaliab and Bezalel should take the gifts of the Israelites and build God’s Sanctuary. In Pekudei, Aaron and the priests are given their clothing for work in the Sanctuary. This marks the completion of the Tabernacle construction. Moses anoints Aaron and his sons to make their priestly positions official. A cloud descends upon the Tent of Meeting, and God’s presence fills the Tabernacle.

The Nature of the Cosmos

Why should we care so much about the details of the Tabernacle?

BY RACHEL ADLER

From : My Jewish Learning