Shabbat: Bringing Creation to its Fulfillment
Adar II 16, 5776 · March 26, 2016
Seventh Reading: Leviticus 8:30–36
The installation rituals were repeated every day for a full week.
Bringing Creation to its Fulfillment
(כִּי שִׁבְעַת יָמִים יְמַלֵּא אֶת יֶדְכֶם: (ויקרא ח:לג
[Moses told Aaron and his sons,] “[G-d] will install you [by these rituals] for seven days.” Leviticus 8:33
When the world was first created, G‑d’s Presence rested on earth. But the misdeeds of successive generations banished it to further and further spiritual realms.
Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
וַיִּפֹּל עַל צַוְּארֵי בִנְיָמִן אָחִיו וַיֵּבְךְּ וּבִנְיָמִן בָּכָה עַל צַוָּארָיו
Biblical scholars point out that Joseph wept over the destruction of the Temple that was in the future territory of Benjamin, while Benjamin wept over the fall of the Tabernacle of Shilo, found in Joseph's future territory. Why did each brother weep over the other's tragedy, surely their own was enough to mourn!
Today's Day - Adar II 4, 5776
Roman Ghetto Abolished (1798)
In 1555, Pope Paul IV segregated the Jews of Rome in a walled quarter
surrounded by gates that were locked at night. The ghetto and the Jews were
then subjected to various forms of degradation as well as restrictions on their
During the French
was conquered by Napoleon Bonaparte. On the 4th of Adar (Tuesday, February 20,
1798) the Ghetto was legally abolished.
And he had brought up Hadassah, that is Esther.
וַיְהִי אֹמֵן אֶת הֲדַסָּה הִיא אֶסְתֵּראסתר ב:ז
va-y'-hee o-mayn et ha-da-sa hee es-tayr
Esther is the name that comes to mind as the Jewish heroine of the Purim story, however, in the Megillah, we find that her given name is actually Hadassah.
Why was Esther's name changed, and why has the second name gone down in fame throughout history? If we look at the meaning of the word Esther, we can see why.
Sunday: Getting Close
Adar II 3, 5776 · March 13, 2016
First Reading: Leviticus 1:1–13
After the Tabernacle was erected on the 1st of Nisan, 2449, G‑d called Moses into the Tabernacle and began instructing him regarding the procedures for the sacrifices.
There are four broad categories of sacrifices: ascent-offerings, peace-offerings, sin-offerings, and guilt-offerings.
G‑d first taught Moses the procedures for ascent-offerings.
Getting Close - (אָדָם כִּי יַקְרִיב מִכֶּם קָרְבָּן וגו': (ויקרא א:ב
Adar I 29, 5776 · March 9, 2016
Vayakhel Aliya Summary
General Overview: In this week's portion, Vayakhel, Moses gathers the Jews and relays to them all the details regarding the construction of the Tabernacle and its vessels. The actual construction is also described. This portion repeats many of the details described in the portion of Terumah, wherein G‑d instructed Moses how the Tabernacle and its vessels were to be constructed.
First Aliyah: On the day after Moses descended from Mount Sinai with the Second Tablets, after successfully securing atonement for the sin of the Golden Calf, he gathered all the Jewish people.
It’s natural and healthy to desire material things. If nobody cared about material things, nobody would go to work, nobody would raise a family, and the earth would be a pretty desolate place.
It’s when those desires burn inside you, when they eat you away, and eat away your passion for the stuff that really matters—that’s when they are undermining your very dignity as a human being.
Save your fire for the big stuff. Braised brisket, designer jeans and shiny Lamborghinis are not your purpose of being.
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We are pleased to start a new season of ministry at the Village of Hope & Justice Ministry starting this year in Italy. Here enclosed are the details of the Mission 3721 that starts from L'Aquila and will spread throughout Italy. To all of you who would like to be part of the vision and above all who wish to see the Revival in Italy: The best is yet to come!
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