I’m Desperate for Friends…
Parshat Pekudei 5782

There are three kinds of people in the world. The first are the people who only go places with friends; these are often people who are afraid to be alone, lest they have to meet themselves and get to know…

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Parshat Pekudei 5782

Parshat Pekudei 5782

Parshat Pekudei תשפ"ב This week’s portion has the Torah tallying the gold, silver, and copper used in the Tabernacle’s construction. But first, the Torah provides a lengthy introduction to the Tabernacle itself (Exodus 38:21,22):  ספר שמות פרק לח כא) אֵלֶּה פְקוּדֵי…

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By Tuesday I knew I was in trouble…
Parshat Vayakel- Pekudei

By Tuesday afternoon I knew that I was in real trouble. What started out as a regular stomachache on Sunday morning, was now a constant searing pain inside my gut. Originally, I assumed it was the herring I ate on…

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Parshat Vayakel- Pekudei

Parshat Pekudei 5779

Parshat Pekudei תשע"ט This week’s portion has the Torah tallying the gold, silver, and copper used in the Tabernacle’s construction. But before it gets there, it provides a lengthy introduction to the Tabernacle itself (Exodus 38:21,22): ספר שמות פרק לח…

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Parshat Vayakhel-Pikudei/Parshat HaChodesh 5777

Basam settled into his seat at the back of the auditorium. Professor Steven's Constitutional Law course was one of the most popular classes offered, and the auditorium was usually packed, which was just fine with Basam who thrived in back…

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