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Fervent Fire
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein The long anticipated day of the dedication of the Mishkan/Tabernacle had arrived. The entire nation was attuned to the spirituality of the day and eagerly awaited God’s command to bring the offerings and seeing God’s fire descending to consume these offerings. Then tragedy struck. Aharon’s two […]
Adam’s Animal Accentuated
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein Sefer Vayikra, often referred to as Sefer Hakohanim because of the preponderance of mitzvoth and details relating to korbanot/sacrifices, actually begins with Hashem’s calling to Moshe with instructions about these sacrifices. However, in these introductory verses, Hashem identifies the bearer of the sacrifice as an adam. […]
Egel Expiation
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein Eileh pekudei/These are the accountings of the Tabernacle, the Mishkan Ha’eidus/Tabernacle of Testimony…” We know that after the sin of the egel hazahav/golden calf, Bnei Yisroel built a Mishkan/Tabernacle so that Hashem’s presence could dwell among them. Is this why it was called Mishkan Ha’eidus/Tabernacle of […]
Prettifications Purified
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein            As soon as Hashem commanded Bnei Yisroel to build a Mishkan/Tabernacle so that Hashem could dwell among us, a building fund was created. No one needed to be assessed a tax, for Bnei Yisroel had such a generous spirit that they brought their donations with […]
Gracious Gift
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein            Bnei Yisroel have accepted the Torah, the Torah has been transmitted to Moshe Rabbenu, and Moshe is about to descend Mount Sinai and return to Bnei Yisroel. “And Hashem gave to Moshe when He finished /kechaloto speaking with him on Mount Sinai the two Tablets […]
Elaborate Entering and Exiting
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein             Parshat Tetzaveh presents us with the specific wardrobe the kohein gadol wore in the performance of his service. The robe the kohein gadol wore was embellished with bells and pomegranates all around the hem. “Its sound shall be heard when he enters the Sanctuary before […]
Golden Growth
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein            In Parshat Terumah Hashem gifts us with His desire to dwell among us. In order for Him to do so, He commands us to build Him a dwelling place according to His specifications. He begins to inform us of all the specifications necessary for the […]
Legitimizing Lies
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein As we would expect, Parshat Mishpatim begins with many ordinances, beginning with the laws concerning a Jewish slave and moving on to tort law. Shortly after these, the Torah commands, “Do not accept a false report, do not extend your hand with the wicked to be […]
Awareness – Acceptance – Attachment
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Adapted by Channie Koplowitz Stein Bnei Yisroel were finally out of Egypt. They had arrived at the foot of Mount Sinai where they were destined to receive the Torah. Although Hashem had obviously interacted with them before and had acted on their behalf, Hashem now instructs Moshe to make a “formal […]
Dough: Double and Delectable
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 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com After Hashem brought Bnei Yisroel out of Egypt, Bnei Yisroel traveled through the desert to reach the Promised Land, a journey that would last forty years. During that time, Hashem miraculously provided for all of the people’s needs, leaving them to spend all their time studying the holy Torah Hashem had […]