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Pekudei 5774 – Advice for Hadassah

February 28, 2014
Pekudei 5774 – Advice for Hadassah

The Hadassah Medical Center at Ein Kerem is widely considered to be the best hospital in Israel, and is often called the best hospital in the entire Middle East. Modern facilities with the latest technologies. A sparkling new hospital tower that is truly state of the art. World-class medical personnel. Our youngest daughter was...
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Vayakhel – Pekudei 5772 A wise heart

March 16, 2012
Vayakhel – Pekudei 5772   A wise heart

What is a wise heart, and why is it a good thing to have? This week’s Torah reading, Vayakhel – Pekudei, includes a lot of instructions for the construction of the tabernacle and its accessories.  The craftsmen are also prominently featured.  In Exodus 36:1, the Torah says “And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and...
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Pekudei 5771: The importance of integrity and transparency

March 4, 2011

Why would Moses, surely one of the most righteous people who ever lived, require a detailed accounting for the donations made to build the tabernacle? This week’s Torah reading, Pekudei, starts out with Moses commanding an accounting of all the materials that had been donated to build the tabernacle.  Most of the rest of...
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Pekudei 5765 — Holy Accounting

February 3, 2005

“This is the accounting of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact”…Exodus 38:21 This week’s Torah portion begins with an accounting of the gold, silver, copper and other valuable things that were used in constructing the Mishkan, the Tabernacle, which represented God’s presence among the people of Israel. Like any good leader, Moses knew...
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Pekudei 5763 — Captain Kirk and the Evil Inclination

February 3, 2003
Captain Kirk

After any capital campaign, the machers expect an accounting of how you spent the money. The building of the tabernacle, the mishkan, was no exception. This week’s parsha gives a detailed accounting of how much gold, how much silver, how much nechoshet, which is translated as either bronze or copper depending on who you...
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