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Ki Tisa

Two tablets of stone Written by God, but destroyed By Moshe’s anger Exodus 31:18, 32:19 And God gave to Moses, when they finished speaking...
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T’tzaveh

  The priestly vestments Like our Shabbat observance Honor and glory T’tzaveh is almost entirely concerned with the ritual clothing and ordination of the...
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T’rumah

The Tabernacle Built with gifts from everyone Built by everyone This week’s portion consists primarily of a list of the materials and details of...
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Mishpatim

Do this. Don’t do that. Last week, ten broad commandments This week, some details Last week we read about receiving the Ten Commandments amidst...
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Yitro

Two days to prepare Before God descends Sinai The Presence revealed Exodus 19:10-11 God said to Moses, “Go to the people and sanctify them...
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B’shalach

Miriam, timbrels All of the women, dancing “Sing to Adonai” Exodus 15:20-21 Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand,...
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Bo

Four Seder Children We read about three of them In Torah this week Parshat Bo includes a description of the Passover observance. Three times...
Tetragrammaton

Va-eira

We say “Adonai” For the unpronounceable Tetragrammaton In last week’s reading, when Moses asked, God gave the name “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh“, the meaning of...
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Shemot

Moses: What’s your name? God: Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh   Exodus 3:13-14 Moses said to God, “When I come to the Israelites...
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Va-y’chi

Each week on Shabbat Parents repeat Jacob’s words While blessing their sons Genesis 48:20 So he blessed them that day, saying, “By you shall...