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Removing the Ash from the Altar

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Understanding the mitzvah of Terumat Hadeshen on five levels.
Imagine the ruckus that would ensue if the President of the United States were spotted taking out the White House garbage! Yet something similar occurred daily in the Holy Temple...
The priestly service of removing the ash from the altar
Each morning a priest would remove from the altar a handful of the ashes from the sacrifices of the previous night and place them on the ground alongside it. When the remaining pile on the altar grew to be unduly manageable, the ashes would be removed and...
Remove the ash and the burning fire will appear
We are like letters carved in stone, not like ink on parchment. Rediscover your rich Jewish background.
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Terumah contains 96 verses and the mnemonic are the words Ya’av (shovel) and Solu. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
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