So why do we need a Mishkan anyway?

Emanuel Elstein Former Shaliach in Washington (2003-4) and Memphis (2010-12) Currently CFO,Torah MiTzion    So why do we need a Mishkan anyway? If we look at the sequence of events described in the latter half of Sefer Shemot, it seems to make perfect sense:...

The Coincedence, and the War against Amalek

Parashat Zachor, the section that appears at the conclusion of our parasha, and which presents the obligation to remember Amalek’s attack against Benei Yisrael, is among the most important sections in the entire Torah. It is of such importance that there rests...

Parshat Zachor – 5769

Yedidya Gruber Former Shaliach in Atlanta   This coming Shabbat, we will observe a unique mitzvah d’oraita (a mitzvah from the Torah) – remembering Amalek. Why are we commanded to remember this enemy and this war specifically? The Midrash (Pesikta 12:12)...

The Importance of Tomorrow – 5767

Rabbi Shlomo Sobol Former Rosh Kollel in Detroit   The struggle between Amalek and Am Yisrael will accompany the Jewish People throughout history until the Redemption at which time the memory of Amalek will be wiped away from the face of the earth and the name of...