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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?...

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 Torah And Making Sacred Spaces

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

What are we doing when we build and cherish churches, synagogues, and mosques of whatever size and grandeur today?

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