Monthly Archives: February 2016

Starting off the day just right

In this week’s Torah portion, we are given a glimpse of the enthusiasm with which the Jews embraced the concept of chipping in and contributing to the building of the Tabernacle. Chapter 36, verse 3, recounts how they brought the … Continue reading

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Parshas Kee Seesa — some more — just little tidbits

So, not a “full seuda” parsha outline, but now before Shabbos some little smorgasbord tidbits on this week’s Torah Portion… CHAPTER 31:  Betzalel the son of Chur is chosen to be the artisan , along with Ehelee’av son of Achisumuch. … Continue reading

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Why Bother, Chanie?

[This was written in response to someone who on one of those grey days asked the age-old question of, “why bother”.  Am re-posting it this week because one of the things made in this week’s Parsha was the Keeyor – … Continue reading

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Ki Sisa

Parshas Kee Seesa KI SISA – WHEN YOU COUNT is most often the translation.  Yet the words Kee Seesa actually means when you lift up.  The point of the count was to raise the self-esteem of each person counted.    YOU … Continue reading

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Parshas Tetzaveh (cont’d)

Chapter 28  Aron and his sons were singled out from among the other Jews “Leh’kahanoh Lee” to be a Kohen for Me.  Rashi:  Lekahanoh – what does this mean – -“to serve.” As part and parcel of being a Kohain, … Continue reading

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Lighting the Menorah – The Flame of Torah Learning

This week’s Torah portion begins with the commandment to use pure olive oil to light the Menorah.  The Menorah symbolized learning.  From the next few verses, we learn some very important lessons in Chinuch, in helping our children be ideal … Continue reading

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Colonial Covering of Her Hair

Pre-custom-Shaitel Era:  Rebecca Gratz’s Mom in Her Head Covering

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