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In Shemot (40:17) we read that on the first day of the first month of the 2nd year after leaving Egypt, the Mishkan (Tabernacle) was erected, by Moses, and the glory of the Lord filled the Mishkan.  In Talmud Shabbat 87b, Rav Havivi ...

Posted on 12 June 2020, By Mike Fenster

A few verses into Bamidbar we come across a strip of (metaphorical) crime scene tape – that black and yellow tape that the police use to mark off, protect, and preserve a crime scene: “and the stranger who draws near shall die.”...

Posted on 21 May 2020, By Rabbi Zahavit Shalev

This parasha contains both blessings for observance of the mitzvot and curses for failing to observe them. The curses themselves are disturbing, but what is perhaps more disturbing is the dictatorial approach taken by God. The c...

Posted on 13 May 2020, By Daniel Oppenheimer