The Two Sided Menorah

Reading the parshiyot of Vayakhel and Pekudei can seem, at times, like a prolonged experience of deja vu. Time and again we are told that Betzalel and Moshe followed G-d’s instructions for building the Mishkan to the letter, many times emphasizing this by using the...

Mishkan, Mikdash and Moshe

Mishkan, Mikdash and Moshe By Rabbi Ilan Goldman  Former Rav-Shaliach, Bnei Akiva England Currently Executive Director, Project Aseret and  Head of Student Beit Midrash, Lod אֵלֶּה פְקוּדֵי הַמִּשְׁכָּן מִשְׁכַּן הָעֵדֻת אֲשֶׁר פֻּקַּד עַל פִּי מֹשֶׁה  ‘These are the...

Pekudei

Rabbi Shai Finkelstein Former Rosh Kollel in Memphis (2002-05) Currently Rabbi of Nitzanim Shul Pekudei

Be Clean – 5776

Rabbi Shmuel Elikan Participant in the Selwyn and Ros Smith Manhigut Toranit Program at Eretz Hemdah   Be Clean In Parashat Pekudei, which ends Sefer Shmot, Moshe counts the silver and the copper received as donations to the Mishkan, and we’re given a...

For The Mishkan The Women Gave First

There is one festival in the Jewish calendar that is traditionally regarded as a “Ladies Yom Tov”. This is Rosh Chodesh, the first day of every Hebrew month. Work is not forbidden by the Torah on Rosh Chodesh, nonetheless, many Jewish sources maintain that there is a...