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Teachings

Below are the teachings from our weekly Torah Studies.  If you would like to join us, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can let you know where and when we meet.

Shemini (Eighth ) Lev (Vayikra) 9-11

 

Torah Portion Shemini (Eighth ) Leviticus (Vayikra) 9-11

Haftorah Reading II Samuel 6:1-7:17

Today we read a very exciting Torah portion or at least it should be exciting. The first services are to be held in the newly completed Mishkan. Aaron and his sons are offering the offerings before G-d Almighty and the fire of G-d devours the offering. The people gave a shout and fell down before the L-rd and so ended chapter 9.

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Tetzaveh (Command ) Sh’mot (Exodus) 27-30

Torah Portion Tetzaveh (Command ) Sh’mot (Exodus) 27-30

Haftorah Reading Ezekiel 43:10-27

This week we read a great deal about the clothes worn by the priests as they went about their functions in the Mishkan and later in the Temple. This Torah portion is always read on the Sabbath before Purim. Next week, will be Purim so we might ask what if anything do the two have to do with each other? I think one answer might be the clothes that are mentioned in the Torah portion and in the story of Purim. As I mentioned earlier, here in our portion we read of the clothes worn by the priest while in the book of Esther we read quite a bit about clothing as well. Clothing is important in many ways. It can identify someone with a certain role such as a police officer, a nun, or other jobs that require a certain uniform. Clothes can also be used to disguise a person, such as a mask or uniform used to gain entrance to a place where the person would not ordinarily be admitted.

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T’rumah (Contribution ) Exodus Sh’mot 25-27

Torah Portion T’rumah (Contribution ) Sh’mot (Exodus) 25-27

Haftorah Reading I Kings 5:26-6:13

This week we read the first Torah section concerning the Mishkan or Tabernacle. Interestingly we read of this process for the next 13 chapters. In comparison, the creation story was covered in one chapter and the story of the actual exodus from Egypt only took up eleven chapters.

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