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Vayakhel: Food for Thought for your Dinner Table

February 24, 2008 – 4:46 am | 1,410 views
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Sunday: Oral Tradition
Moses gathered the nation and said, “These are the things which G-d has commanded . . Shabbat should be a day of rest. . . you shall kindle no fire.” A moment later, Moses said, “This is the thing that G-d has commanded,” and proceeded to instruct them …

Ki Tisa: Food for Thought for your Dinner Table

February 17, 2008 – 5:09 am | 1,374 views
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Sunday: All at Once
Every Jew was required to donate a half shekel, no less and no more, yet the entire half had to be donated at once; intermittent or gradual payments were not accepted. This seems odd. The total sum was not a complete denomination, only a half, yet the …

Tezaveh: Food for Thought for your Dinner Table

February 10, 2008 – 3:32 am | 1,556 views
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Sunday: The Binding Oil
“And you shall instruct the children of Israel and they shall take to you pure olive oil.” The Hebrew word “tetzaveh,” carries a dual meaning. It means instruct and it also means bind. An alternate, but deeper meaning of this verse is that Moses is instructed to …

Terumah: Food for Thought at your Dinner Table

February 3, 2008 – 1:40 am | 1,613 views
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Sunday: Take and Take Again
We have many motives to give charity. Some give out of peer pressure. Some give for purposes of self aggrandizement. Some give out of a sense of duty. Some give out of a sense of shame. In all the above examples the motive is self-centered; seeking …

Mishpatim: Food for Thought for your Dinner Table

January 27, 2008 – 3:35 am | One Comment | 1,991 views
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Sunday: A Sacred Trial
When a Torah portion begins with the word and we assume that it is a continuation of the previous portion. This portion begins with “And these are the laws.” The previous portion speaks of the Ten Commandments. The message is that the laws discussed in this portion …

Yitro: Food for Thought for Your Dinner Table

January 21, 2008 – 1:40 am | 1,630 views
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 Sunday: The Proof is in the Action
This Torah portion begins with the words, “And Jethro heard.” Our sages asked what did he hear that made him come? He heard of the miracle at the Reed Sea and of the Manna. When he heard about these miracles he felt compelled to …

Beshalach: Food for Thought for your Dinner Table

January 13, 2008 – 4:42 am | 1,350 views
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Sunday: Oy Vey
“And it was when Pharaoh sent the nation.” The Hebrew word vayehi, “and it was” is, can be divided into two words. The last two letters spell G-d’s name and the first two letters spell the word Vey. In other words, G-d exclaimed, Oy Vey. Why would G-d express …

BO: Food for thought for your Dinner table

January 6, 2008 – 1:19 am | 1,395 views
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Sunday: The Missing Warning
G-d instructed Moses to rebuke Pharaoh for his refusal to release the Jews from Egypt. Moses delivered this rebuke and then informed Pharaoh of the upcoming plague of locust.  Why does Torah neglect to mention that G-d informed Moses of the upcoming plague?