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Sh’mini

HASENPFEFFER? Treif But chocolate covered crickets? Possibly kosher Leviticus 11:2-3,6 These are the creatures that you may eat from among all the land animals:...
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Tzav

Seeking holiness? Surround yourself with people Seeking holiness This week’s haiku was inspired by “The Holy Touch“, Anita Silvert’s post this week on her...
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Vayikra

A tiny aleph Teaches us to find meaning In life’s chance events The first word of our portion – the first word of the...
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P’kudei

Mishkan completed A cloud settled upon it The Glory of God   Exodus 40:34 The cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the Glory...
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Vayak’heil

God’s priorities Let’s build the Tabernacle But first, Shabbat rest   This week’s portion is almost entirely concerned with the building of the Tabernacle....
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Ki Tisa

Moses, radiant After experiencing The presence of God Moses returned to the mountain after the Golden Calf incident. As Rabbi Beth Kalisch writes in...
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T’tzaveh

Headdress for Aaron With “Holy to Adonai” Engraved upon it Exodus 28:36-37 You shall make a frontlet of pure gold and engrave on it...
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T’rumah

Where is your “mikdash”? Your place to commune with God Is it physical? Exodus 25:8 And let them make Me a sanctuary (“mikdash”) that...
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Mishpatim

  To meet the Divine Make sure you’re fully present Avoid distractions Exodus 24:12 God said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the...
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Yitro

The fourth commandment Remember the Sabbath Day And keep it holy Parashah Yitro includes our first look at the Decalogue – “Ten Commandments” is...

Tzav

Seeking holiness? Surround yourself with people Seeking holiness This week’s haiku...
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