TORAH TIDBIT

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Torah Tidbits - Study Judaism with Rabbi Rapport and Rabbi David. Ki Tisa Tetzaveh Pekudei Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1−5:26)The opening word of Leviticus that gives the book and this first parashah its name is Vayikra Tazria Metzorah Achrei Mot Emor B’har B’hukotai Sh’lach L’cha Korach Matot Masei D'varim Va-et’chanan Eikev Nitzavim Chayei Sarah Tol'dot Mishpatim

T’tzaveh – תְּצַוֶּה (Exodus 27:20−30:10)

This Week’s Torah Portion: T’tzaveh – תְּצַוֶּה (Exodus 27:20−30:10)

Make sacral vestments for your brother Aaron (The high priest), for dignity and adornment” (Exodus 28:2)

The clothes might be making the person. But it should depend on our actions if we deserve dignity and adornment. Just because someone is in a position of power does not mean they deserve dignity or respect.

Parsha T’tzaveh – תְּצַוֶּה Torah Summary:

Make sacral vestments for your brother Aaron (The high priest), for dignity and adornment” (Exodus 28:2) The clothes might be making the person. But it should depend on our actions if we deserve dignity and adornment. Just because someone is in a position of power does not mean they deserve dignity or respect. T’tzaveh – תְּצַוֶּה The children of Israel are commanded to bring pure olive oil for the ner tamid “a constantly burning light,” above the sanctuary. (27:20-21) Aaron and his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar, are chosen to serve as priests. (28:1) God instructs Moses to make special clothes for the priests. (28:2-43) Aaron and his sons are ordained in a seven-day ceremony (29:1-29:46) Aaron is commanded to burn incense on an acacia altar every morning and evening. (30:1-10) Make sacral vestments for your brother Aaron (The high priest), for dignity and adornment” (Exodus 28:2) The clothes might be making the person. But it should depend on our actions if we deserve dignity and adornment. Just because someone is in a position of power does not mean they deserve dignity or respect.
Torah Tidbits - Study Judaism with Rabbi Rapport and Rabbi David. Ki Tisa Tetzaveh Pekudei Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1−5:26)The opening word of Leviticus that gives the book and this first parashah its name is Vayikra Tazria Metzorah Achrei Mot Emor B’har B’hukotai Sh’lach L’cha Korach Matot Masei D'varim Va-et’chanan Eikev Nitzavim Chayei Sarah Tol'dot Mishpatim

T’rumah – תְּרוּמָה (Exodus 25:1−27:19)

This Week’s Torah Portion: T’rumah – תְּרוּמָה (Exodus 25:1−27:19)

“You shall build me a sanctuary and I will dwell amongst them” (Exodus 25:8)

We need to build a Temple for God; however, God dwells first and foremost amongst us, in our hearts, in our humanity, in the essence of who we are and who we ought to be.

Parsha T’rumah – תְּרוּמָה Torah Summary:

God asks the Children of Israel to donate gifts (t’rumah) for the building of the Tabernacle so that God may “dwell among them.” (25:1-9) Instructions for the construction of the Ark, table, and menorah are provided. (25:10-40) Detailed directions are given on how to build the Tabernacle. (26:1-27:19) T’rumah – תְּרוּמָה “You shall build me a sanctuary and I will dwell amongst them” (Exodus 25:8) We need to build a Temple for God; however, God dwells first and foremost amongst us, in our hearts, in our humanity, in the essence of who we are and who we ought to be.
Torah Tidbits - Study Judaism with Rabbi Rapport and Rabbi David. Ki Tisa Tetzaveh Pekudei Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1−5:26)The opening word of Leviticus that gives the book and this first parashah its name is Vayikra Tazria Metzorah Achrei Mot Emor B’har B’hukotai Sh’lach L’cha Korach Matot Masei D'varim Va-et’chanan Eikev Nitzavim Chayei Sarah Tol'dot Mishpatim

Yitro – יִתְרוֹ (Exodus 18:1–20:23)

This Week’s Torah Portion: Yitro – יִתְרוֹ (Exodus 18:1–20:23)

“And you shall be for me a Kingdom of priests and a holy nation” Exodus 19:6

God changes the roles of the game. Up till now God’s responsibility and relationship with Israel was unconditional. Now, before receiving the two tablets of the covenant, the 10 commandments, God says, you need to become an exemplary of a people, to be God’s chosen Nation! 

Parsha Yitro – יִתְרוֹ Torah Summary:

Yitro brings his daughter Zipporah and her two sons, Gershom and Eliezer, to his son-in-law Moses. (18:1-12) Moses follows Yitro’s advice and appoints judges to help him lead the people. (18:13-27) The Children of Israel camp in front of Mount Sinai. Upon hearing the covenant, the Israelites respond, “All that God has spoken we will do.” (19:1-8) After three days of preparation, the Israelites encounter God at Mount Sinai. (19:9-25) God gives the Ten Commandments aloud directly to the people. (20:1-14) Frightened, the Children of Israel ask Moses to serve as an intermediary between God and them. Moses tells the people not to be afraid. (20:15-18) Yitro – יִתְרוֹ “And you shall be for me a Kingdom of priests and a holy nation” Exodus 19:6 God changes the roles of the game. Up till now God’s responsibility and relationship with Israel was unconditional. Now, before receiving the two tablets of the covenant, the 10 commandments, God says, you need to become an exemplary of a people, to be God’s chosen Nation!
Torah Tidbits - Study Judaism with Rabbi Rapport and Rabbi David. Ki Tisa Tetzaveh Pekudei Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1−5:26)The opening word of Leviticus that gives the book and this first parashah its name is Vayikra Tazria Metzorah Achrei Mot Emor B’har B’hukotai Sh’lach L’cha Korach Matot Masei D'varim Va-et’chanan Eikev Nitzavim Chayei Sarah Tol'dot Mishpatim

Va-eira – וָאֵרָא (Exodus 6:2−9:35)

This Week’s Torah Portion: Va-eira – וָאֵרָא (Exodus 6:2−9:35)

God introduces itself to Moses, telling Moses God’s real name the one we are not allowed to pronounce, the name that we avoid by saying Adonai.

Until now, says God to Moses, your ancestors called me God, moving forward you can use my personal name, the real one.

Knowing someone and calling them by their first name is very different than calling them by their title. It is more intimate and more personal.

God has moved closer in the relationship between God and Israel. Through Moses, we know God and relate to God more intimately.

Parsha Va-eira – וָאֵרָא Torah Summary:

Despite God’s message that they will be redeemed from slavery, the Israelites’ spirits remain crushed. God instructs Moses and Aaron to deliver the Israelites from the land of Egypt. (6:2-13) The genealogy of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and their descendants is recorded. (6:14-25) Moses and Aaron perform a miracle with a snake and relate to Pharaoh God’s message to let the Israelites leave Egypt. (7:8-13) The first seven plagues occur. God hardens Pharaoh’s heart, and Pharaoh rescinds each offer to let the Israelites go. (7:14-9:35) Va-eira – וָאֵרָא God introduces itself to Moses, telling Moses God’s real name the one we are not allowed to pronounce, the name that we avoid by saying Adonai. Until now, says God to Moses, your ancestors called me God, moving forward you can use my personal name, the real one. Knowing someone and calling them by their first name is very different than calling them by their title. It is more intimate and more personal. God has moved closer in the relationship between God and Israel. Through Moses, we know God and relate to God more intimately.

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