Tagged ‘Pekudei’

Parashat Pekudei

March 10, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

Parashat Pekudei: These are the Redemptions by Rabbi Jill Hammer There is a way that Parashat Pekudei brings the Exodus to its conclusion. At the end of Genesis, when Joseph is dying, he promises his family: pakod yifkod, God will … Continue reading »


Parashat Pekudei

February 24, 2014 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

This week’s parashah continues the detailed description of the different components of the tabernacle, its vessels, and the priestly vestaments. An interesting theme within Jewish interpretation is the parallel drawn between the Tabernacle, the Holy Temple, and the universe. The … Continue reading »


Parashat Va-Yakhel-Pekudei Parashat Ha-Hodesh

March 8, 2013 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

by Rabbi Len Levin Sacred Space and Sacred Time: This week we take out two Sifrei Torah. In the first we complete the book of Exodus, especially the long sequence of Chapters 25-40 which is devoted to the construction of … Continue reading »


Parashat Pekudei

March 10, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein “On the first day of the first month you shall set up the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting” (Exodus 40:2). This is taken to mean the first of the month of Nissan. Here in … Continue reading »


Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei

March 11, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Julius Rabinowitz This week’s Torah portion, Vayakhel, begins with a familiar litany that I will paraphrase: six days you may work, but on the seventh day you are forbidden to do work. We’ve heard this many times already, and … Continue reading »


Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei

March 18, 2007 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Julius Rabinowitz As we go through our daily routines, the concept of ‘giving’ enters our thoughts and, it is hoped, our actions. Often times this concept manifests itself through obligatory or routine giving. Perhaps it arises in the course … Continue reading »



May 4, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

By Suri Krieger So, it seems that God has appointed me, Betzalel, to be master craftsman of the Mishkan, the holy sanctuary! Oh my God, how daunting! May I be worthy of the task. The Task’let’s see here, what specs … Continue reading »