Contact Us

Dedication of the Tabernacle

Results 1-10 of 45
"ויקחו לי תרומה" “Let them take for Me an offering.” (25:2) QUESTION: The word “li” — “for Me” — seems to be superfluous, would it not be sufficient to say, “Veyikchu terumah”? ANSWER: The first offering the farmer separates from his harvest is terumah, w...
How to Study Torah - Naso
Opening the Sanctuary
"And it was that on the day that Moses finished erecting the Mishkan, he anointed it, sanctified it, and all its vessels, and the altar and all its vessels." (Numbers 7:1) Learn about the process of readying the newly-built sanctuary for daily use, the in...
How to Study Torah - Shemini
The Eighth Day
An overview of what transpired on the eighth day of the inauguration of the Sanctuary climaxing with Aaron alone, and then he and Moses blessing the people, and the appearance of G-d's presence.
Moses brought the Torah down to earth, but Aaron brought G‑d down to earth. Why was only Aaron's invitation for G‑d to dwell on earth accepted?
Aaron was eighty-four years old, a venerable sage and a dedicated leader. He’d been primed for his role as high priest and had rehearsed the sacrificial procedure for seven days. Why the cold feet?
There are two ways to deal with our inner demons and dysfunctions. The first, and most natural, would be to fight back. The second approach works by first generating a passion: a passion for G-d and for spiritual development.
It was precisely because Aaron did not seek power or prestige that he was chosen to a position of leadership. Now try telling that to our wannabee politicians…
Why is the section dealing with the Menorah placed next to the section dealing with [the dedication offerings of] the leaders?
Unlike the common misconception that a bar or bat mitzvah signifies an end, or the graduation upon the successful completion of a bar or bat mitzvah lesson regimen, in truth it symbolizes a new beginning...
1312 BCE
Following the procedure G-d prescribed (Numbers 8:5-22), Moses inducted the Levites into Tabernacle service. The induction ceremony included sprinkling them with the ashes of the Red Heifer which was prepared the day beforehand. Link: The Levites
Browse Subjects Alphabetically:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9