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Wednesday: Eliciting the Supernatural
Adar II 20, 5776 · March 30, 2016
Fourth Reading: Leviticus 10:12–15
Moses comforted Aaron and his sons over the death of Nadav and Avihu. Even though it is normally forbidden for a priest who is in mourning to officiate, Moses instructed Aaron and his two surviving sons to continue with the sacrificial service – including eating their designated portions of the sacrifices – as an exceptional case.
Eliciting the Supernatural
(וַאֲכַלְתֶּם אֹתָהּ .
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.
Monday: Spiritual Walking, Flying, and Swimming
Adar II 4, 5776 · March 14, 2016
Second Reading: Leviticus 1:14–2:6
The five types of animals that could be brought as sacrifices were cattle, goats, sheep, pigeons, and doves.
Fish are not brought as sacrifices
Spiritual Walking, Flying, and Swimming
(וְאִם מִן הָעוֹף עֹלָה קָרְבָּנוֹ לַה' וגו': (ויקרא א:יד
[G-d told Moses,] “If someone’s sacrifice to G-d is an ascent-offering of fowl.”Leviticus 1:14
Mammals allude to those among us whose animal nature is relatively pronounced.
What Is Shabbat?
Shabbat (the Sabbath) is the centerpiece of Jewish life, and has been so since the infancy of our nation. According to the Talmud, Shabbat is equal to all the other commandments.
Shabbat is so central to Jewish life
Shabbat is the centerpiece of Jewish life that the terms homer Shabbat (Shabbat observer) is synonymous with “religious Jew” in common parlance.
Shabbat is a day of rest and celebration that begins on Friday at sunset and ends on the following evening after nightfall.
Four of the last five Sidrot have dealt with the construction of the Sanctuary and its vessels by the Israelites. What is the difference between them that justifies their division into four separate Sidrot? There is a clear difference between the first two (Terumah and Tetzaveh) which concern the command itself, and the second two (Vayakhel and Pekudei) which concern its transmission and execution.
But what distinguishes Vayakhel and Pekudei? And what links them so that they are often read together in the same week?
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.
Adar I 29, 5776 · March 9, 2016
The Mishkan is completed and all its components are brought to
Tuesday: Positive Stubbornness
Adar I 28, 5776 · March 8, 2016
Third Reading: Exodus 39:22–32
One of the high priest’s garments was the golden Forehead-plate.
(וַיַּעֲשׂוּ אֶת צִיץ . . . וַיִּכְתְּבוּ עָלָיו מִכְתַּב פִּתּוּחֵי חוֹתָם קֹדֶשׁ לַה': (שמות לט:ל
[The artisans] made the Forehead-plate, and inscribed upon it “Holy unto G-d.”
The high priest was required to wear the Forehead-plate because the forehead represents stubborn determination. We all naturally wrinkle our forehead muscles whenever we resolve to see something through despite all odds.