Parshat Vayekel-Pekudei by Rabbi Daniel Alter

א וַיַּקְהֵל מֹשֶׁה אֶת-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם  אֵלֶּה הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר-צִוָּה יְהוָה לַעֲשֹׂת אֹתָם.  ב שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תֵּעָשֶׂה מְלָאכָה וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי יִהְיֶה לָכֶם קֹדֶשׁ שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן לַיהוָה כָּל-הָעֹשֶׂה בוֹ מְלָאכָה...

Parshat Ki Tisa by Rabbi Avi Kilimnick

In the aftermath of the sin of the golden calf, we are introduced to a new reality for our Jewish people. A once enslaved and innocent nation is now the subject of trial, and possible destruction. The beautiful story of Moshe brining Am Yisrael from slavery to freedom...

Parshat Tetzave by Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg

Things Better Left Unspoken The salvation of Rabbis in Parashat Tetzave is Moshe’s missing name. Those who have tired of addressing the theme of clothes and whether clothes make the man never cease to find meaning in the disappearance of the leader of the Jewish...

Parshat Terumah by Rabbi Ariel Rackovsky

From the revelatory experience at Har Sinai, the Torah continues with a detailed description of the Mishkan. The tablets given to Moshe were kept in the Ark, which was to be made of Acacia wood coated both on the inside and the outside with gold. The Talmud in...