Ki Tetze Torah Portion Summary

August 18th, 2010

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Ahare Mot-Kedoshim Torah Portion Summary

April 18th, 2010

Tazria-Metzora Torah Portion Summary

April 11th, 2010

Shemini Torah Portion Summary

April 4th, 2010

Vayikra Torah Portion Summary

March 14th, 2010

The Lord commanded Bezalel, Oholiab, and Aaron’s son, Ithamar to build the tabernacle and all that adorned it.

They created the clothes worn by those who officiated within it, as well as a breastplate for Aaron, the high priest, which contained the names of the 12 sons of Israel.

The also made headdresses for Aaron and his sons, and a head-plate of solid gold.

Upon completing the Tabernacle, they brought it to Moses, who blessed them.

God told Moses that on the first day of the month he should set up and anoint the Tabernacle and all that was within it.

The Lord also told him to bring Aaron and his sons to the front of the tent, where he was to wash and anoint them too.

When Moses did this, a cloud covered the Tent, indicating that the Lord’s presence was in it.

Because of the Lord’s presence, Moses was no longer able to enter the Tabernacle.

The Israelites were only able to leave on journeys when the cloud was lifted, and did not leave if the cloud did not lift.

By day, the cloud of the lord rested above the tent, and by night fire would appear.

Vayakhel Torah Portion Summary

March 7th, 2010

Moses gathered the Israelites and told them of God’s commandment to build a tabernacle.

He told them that they may work for six days each week, but if anyone worked on the seventh day, it was punishable by death.

He then asked them to bring gifts such as gold, silver, wool, linen, wood, oil, spices and stone to adorn the new sanctuary that they would build for the Lord.

He requested that skilled craftsman assist in building the tabernacle and its surrounding structure, as well as create lamp stands, oils and garments for the High Priest, Aaron.

The Israelites, moved by Moses’ words, brought back so many treasures that Moses eventually had to ask them not to bring any more.

Bezalel and Oholiab were assigned the job of building the Ark and other items within the tabernacle.

They made the Ark of acacia wood, with gold overlays and golden cherubim above it.

They made a table of acacia wood, and utensils such as bowls, ladles, jugs and jars out of pure gold.

Bezalel also made lamps of pure gold, poles and altars of acacia wood, and utensils for the altar out of copper.

He then made an enclosure for the tent with special wall hangings, fine linens and coppy posts.

Ki Tissa Torah Portion Summary

March 2nd, 2010

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Tetzaveh Torah Portion Summary

February 22nd, 2010

Your ten-line torah portion summary is coming this shabbos.

There is a Jewish Valentines day, and it ain’t February 14th

February 15th, 2010

The Jewish Valentines Day is Tu B’Av, and is a holiday for men and women to enjoy together.

Tu B’Av (the 15th of the month of Av) occurs in early summer, and the restrictions on women are lifted. They are encouraged to dress in white and dance in the fields and vineyards (historically, if not practiced today)

Tu B’Av occurs less than a week after Tisha B’Av (the 9th of the month of Av), and is considered to be a day to regain our composure and think good thoughts again.

Terumah Torah Portion Summary

February 14th, 2010

God told Moses to go to the mountain to receive the 10 commandments.

When Moses went up the mountain, a cloud encompassed the mountain, completely hiding it from site.

Moses remained on the mountain for 40 days and nights.

God told Moses that he should fashion a sanctuary for God’s presence.

The sanctuary was to be a place for the Israelites to bring any gifts for God that felt were appropriate.

God then instructed that the sanctuary should be made of acacia wood and oil and spices for annointing.

God’s instructions were exact, from the dimensions of the structure to the gold that was to cover the Tabernacle.

Moses was told that he was to create two gold Cherubim to adorn the cover of the ark.

The testimonies that Moses was to take from God would be put in the ark after each specified time in which God would meet with Moses at the ark to give them.

Finally, God told moses to construct a table, 7-branched menorah and put curtains around the Tabernacle.