Many sins are described in the portion of the Torah that we read this week from the Book of Leviticus. We also learn the ways to cleanse from such sins, typically by sacrificing an animal which deals with the sins made against God. However, there are also sins that occ...

On this Shabbat we read two portions of the Torah and with that conclude the reading of the book of Exodus. From our reading we learn, among others, about the preparations for the building of the Mishkan. Moses requests, “This is the thing which the Lord has commanded...

This past Tuesday my father, Yitschak Marko, has passed away after a brief fight against a violent case of cancer. The last two months of his life were not easy for him and required ever increasing doses of pain killers. We, his family, honored his wish he has expresse...

There is no better time for us to read from this week’s portion of the Torah the words “You shall charge the sons of Israel, that they bring you clear oil of beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp, forever. In the tent of meeting, outside the veil which is before...

March 8, 2017

The Book of Exodus comprises three sections: nation building, receiving the Torah, and building the tabernacle. The portion we will discuss here begins the third and final section – the commandment to Moses and the people to build a tabernacle.

In the middle of the deta...

Moses is on Mount Sinai, and he will be there for a total of forty days and forty nights before he returns to the Israelites. He receives an order, “Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribu...

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