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

Tzav (Leviticus 6:1−8:36)

This Week’s Torah Portion: Tzav (Leviticus 6:1−8:36)

This week’s portion from the Torah includes the command: “Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continually (tamid), it shall not go out.” This is the Biblical origins of our Ner Tamid, the Eternal Light. But, from what we know of the Ner Tamid in Temple times, that “Eternal Light” was kindled again and again every day.

The Ner Tamid is a symbol of God’s Eternal presence among our people and throughout the world. For our ancestors, that meant an Eternal promise, for us it means keeping that light burning always. Keeping that light burning means being partners with God in the kindling of God’s light every day in and every age. How do you bring light to the world each day?

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

Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1−5:26)

This Week’s Torah Portion: Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1−5:26)

The opening word of Leviticus that gives the book and this first parashah its name is Vayikra, which means, “And God called.” God calls us from the pages of Leviticus. God calls us to holiness, to a life of meaning, to a path of harmony. God calls us to a sense of connectedness to a world within ourselves, within our families, and within all life upon this planet. The question at the heart of Vayikra is, how will you answer God’s call?

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

Pekudei (Exodus 38:21-40:38)

This Week’s Torah Portion: Pekudei (Exodus 38:21-40:38)

Moses gives a detailed account of every single expense that was spent on building the Temple. It is utterly boring. It teaches us a great lesson about our leaders. Leaders must give detailed accounts on how our money is spent. Great leadership includes transparency and accountability.

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

Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20)

This Week’s Torah Portion: Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20)

Moses gathers everyone, he has a very important announcement:
We must observe Shabbat and we must build a Temple.
Why is observing Shabbat connected to building a Temple?
Shabbat means to consecrate a “piece” of time and make it sacred (different and unique from all other moments in time), a Temple is taking a piece of land and making it sacred.
In both “places” the temple and Shabbat we reach for the Divine, we search for holiness in our lives. We need them both, and we can combine both experiences and try and make our lives and ourselves holy.

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