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A Taste of Text—Vayakhel
Do you define yourself by who you are, or by what you do?
Determination, obstinacy and ambition are essential attitudes for striving to reach one’s spiritual goals. But if a good stiff neck is not tempered by humility, then it becomes very difficult to move one’s head.
The soul of Shabbat
A new and deeply personal appreciation of Shabbat emerges as we examine: (a) the nature of work forbidden on Shabbat; (b) the connection between Shabbat and the construction of the Sanctuary; (c) why the Torah singles out the prohibition of kindling a fir...
Maximize your Shabbat experience
In a frenetic world that seems to suck out our souls, how do we maximize the Shabbat experience to get energized for the whole week?
Parshah Curiosities: Vayakhel
The Torah’s gives a glowing description of the women’s exceptional contributions towards constructing the Mishkan—highlighting the feminine superiority of faith. This class also uncovers intriguing nuggets on the art of spinning goat-hair, a ghost-written...
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Vayakhel contains 122 verses and the mnemonic for it is the word ‘Senuah’. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
Exploring Rashi on the tribal leaders’ contributions to the Mishkan
This class examines the Torah’s criticism of the Jewish leaders in the desert for appearing sluggish in their contributions to the building of the Tabernacle. Rashi, in his analysis of this story, teaches us a fundamental lesson in leadership. Based on Le...
Torah Interpretations of the Rebbe
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