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Parshat Terumah

Making Worship Live

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

Our ancestors worked hard to endow ritual moments in the sanctuary with such power, majesty and holiness that God's presence became palpable. This should be our objective also. We too should work hard at it.

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.

Where Can We Find God?

Rabbi Joshua Ratner | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Ratner

A fundamental question undercuts the elaborate description in this week's Torah portion, Exodus 25-27: Why does God need a home?

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