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Rocky: Parshat Pekudei

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Why does G-d repeat all of the details of the Tabernacle as the Jews build it? And what would Rocky Balboa have to say about this topic?

I Forgive: Parshat Vayakhel

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

G-d chooses Betzalel as the master craftsman of the Tabernacle. Why was he picked? And why should that appointment restrain our thoughts of revenge?...

If You Build It, He Will Come: Parshat Terumah

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

In Exodus 25:8, G-d promises the Jewish people that if they build the Tabernacle, He will dwell amongst them. But isn't G-d already everywhere? And now that the Tabernacle and the Temples have been destroyed, where does G-d reside?

Opening Day: Parshat Shemini

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

It's a truly bittersweet day for the Jewish people as the celebration of the inauguration of the Tabernacle turns to mourning the deaths of two of Aaron's sons. What lessons can we learn?

Mirror Mirror On the Wall: Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The Israelite women donate their copper mirrors for the building of the Tabernacle's wash-basin. But Moses won't accept the donation until G-d intervenes. What exactly is going on?

The Pope And The Rabbi: Different Perspectives On Humility

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 04.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

On the surface, the death of Rabbi Hartman and the resignation of Pope Benedict occurring at the same time was a mere coincidence, two separate news items in two separate parts of the world, affecting two different religious communities. But there are lessons to learn from both men.

Harry's Video Blog: Builders of the Lost Ark: Parshat Terumah

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 04.17.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Partners in Torah brings you Harry's Video Blog and the always entertaining Harry Rothenberg. In this week's Torah portion, Parshat Terumah, the Jewish people are commanded to build the Tabernacle and the Ark while still in the desert. Trees don't grow in the desert.

Parshat Terumah: How To Build A Sanctuary For God

Josh Fleet | Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

All of this, God says to Moses: Say to Israel, "Dedicated to God a contribution." Then, collect my offering from every heart-inspired person