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Parshat Pekudei


This week's Torah portion, Pekudei, enumerates all the details that pertain to the setting up of the Tabernacle, a subject that has already been dealt with exhaustively in previous chapters of the Torah. If the purpose of Pekudei is to teach us that indeed, all the work on the Tabernacle was carried out exactly as G-d had commanded, would it not have sufficed to say so in one sentence? Why list every single detail all over again?

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In Like a Lion

This Shabbat marks the beginning of the month of March...

Hey, wait a minute. In a Jewish publication, shouldn't we reserve our discussions for Jewish months and not "secular" months?

A famous teaching of the Baal Shem Tov is that from everything a person sees or hears - whether in the realm of holiness or the seemingly secular - we can learn a lesson in his G-dly service. So, what can we learn from March?

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