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by Rabbi Eli Mansour

One of the sacrifices discussed in Parashat Sav is the Korban Toda, or thanksgiving offering. A person who emerged safely from certain dangerous situations – illness, captivity, desert travel or an overseas trip – was require read more »
By Rabbi David Sykes

When a person says Tehillim, he suddenly feels that the Tehillim “represents” him and makes his legal arguments to our Father in heaven. It seeks not only mercy, but also justice, and a different way of looking at the distres read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

We read in Parashat Vayakhel of Beneh Yisrael’s generous and enthusiastic response to Moshe’s call for donations of materials for the construction of the Mishkan. The people came in droves, joyfully parting with their preciou read more »
by gTorah

Two of the mitzvos particular to Purim are Mishloach Manos, and Matanos L’Evyonim – giving gifts to people, and distributing charity freely. The Sfas Emes explains that the function of these mitzvos as they relate to Purim is that they read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

One of the intriguing features of Parashat Tesaveh is the fact noted by our Sages that Moshe’s name appears nowhere in the Parasha – making this the first Parasha since Parashat Shemot (which tells of Moshe’s birth) not to me read more »
by gTorah

The Midrash Mishlei states that after Moshiach comes, we will cease to observe all the Yomim Tovim, except Purim. Many commentators have asked why this should be. Was Purim as momentous as the Exodus from Egypt, or the giving read more »
by Harav Yitzchak Ginsburgh

Harav Ginsburgh explains the three levels of our mission in life: nothingness, light, and name and explains how we can use this to help us cope with changes in what appears to be our mission and purpose in li read more »
by Rabbi Naftali Reich

Few sights were more spectacular than the Kohen Gadol, the High Priest, resplendent in full golden regalia, his vestments formed from the finest fabrics, precious metals and rare jewels. It was a vision of pure artistry and read more »
by Rabbi Yissocher Frand

In Parshas Vayakhel, Rashi identifies Betzalel's grandfather Chur as "the son of Miriam", sister of Moshe. Chazal say that at the time of the building of the Mishkan, Bezalel was only 13 years old. Picture th read more »
by gTorah

There were four utensils that were kept inside the Mishkan – the Shulchan, the Aron, the Mizbeach, and the Menora – the Table, the Ark, the Altar, and the Menora.

Regarding the Aron:

וְצִפִּיתָ אֹתוֹ זָהָב טָהוֹר מִבַּיִת וּמִחוּץ read more »

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