Category Archives: Ohel moed

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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L’Harim – To Uplift, Raising Things Above Their Base Level

This coming Shabbos’ Torah portion talks about the beginning of the collection of objects for the construction of the Tabernacle (the Mishkan) and some of the vessels and curtain constructions within. Hashem requests the Jews:  “take for me offerings”.  Weird … Continue reading

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Parshas Sh’meenee – death of two sons of Aaron

The story of Nadav and Aveehoo.  A tragedy that echoes in the heart of any parent who can feel a fellow parent’s love and heartbreak.  On what could have been the most joyous of days for Aharan haKohayn, tragedy struck.  … Continue reading

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Parshas Shemini — Jewish Guilt — nah!

This week’s Torah Portion, Parshas Shemeenee, talks about the completion of the Tabernacle.  You can build beautiful edifices, but it is only worth the effort if that building does what it is supposed to do.  For example, suppose a love-struck … Continue reading

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Parshas Vayikra: Karbanos from the root of karov, of coming close

The upcoming week’s Parsha is Vayikra (and He called to Moshe)…G-d called to Moshe from the setup Tabernacle and gave him the commandments about the sacrifices. Concept of Karbanos – the root word of the word sacrifices is Karov – … Continue reading

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