Category Archives: Jews in Desert

Every Person Counts in Klal Yisroel — All for one and one for all

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

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Parshas Tetzaveh – Lessons in Chinuch

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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Mizbayach Ha’Zahav – the Golden Altar

Chapter 27 The Altar – for the courtyard There were two Mizbachos/altars in the Mishkan.  One was outside, filled with earth, on which the animals were brought as Karbanos.  It was made of Nechoshes – copper.  Inside the Tabernacle was … Continue reading

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Mt. Sinai a Head Covering for our nation – Parshas Yisro and Kisoy Rosh

In this upcoming week’s Torah portion [Parshat Yisro], we are told of the mountain held above the Jewish nation’s heads as we accepted the Torah at Sinai.  Kinda like a wedding canopy, G-d stretched out and suspended Mt. Sinai.    We … Continue reading

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Parshas Yisro – Really Hearing Messages

Verse 1 of this week’s Torah Portion begins with these words, “And Yisro, the father-in-law and priest of Midian, heard all that G-d had done”.  RASHI:  What did he hear that made the impression on him that hecame to join … Continue reading

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Parshas Beshalach – Finally the Exodus

A few tidbits about this week’s Torah portion… This week the Torah reading is Parshas Bashalach.  This week is also called Shabbos Shira, the Shabbos of Song.  This is because in this week’s Parsha we find the Az Yashir, the … Continue reading

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Parshas Bo – Last Three Plagues Negotiations with Paroh

At this point in our Exodus narrative, Paroh is warned that the next plague will be locust.  The servants of Paroh beg him to let the Jews go so they don’t have to suffer through another plague.  Moshe and Aron are … Continue reading

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