Posts Tagged ‘Exodus’

Vayakhel-Pekudei 5777

March 21, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of March 19th, 2017

How the creation of the Tabernacle matches the creation of the world — and WHY.

 

Jeffrey Tigay, “Exodus,” Jewish Study Bible

Thus was completed all the work of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting (Exod 39:32):  The phraseology (see also 40:33 n.) alludes to the completion of the creation of the world in Gen. 2:1, 3, one of several echoes of the Priestly source’s account of creation here in the Priestly account of the creation of the Tabernacle (see 25:1–31:17 n.).

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Terumah 5777

February 28, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of February 26th, 2017

Just what is that darn “dolphin skin”?

Answer:  Like the Covenant Code in last week’s parashah, it’s an ancient Near Eastern thing.

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Bo 5777

January 31, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 29, 2017

Why is Moses told to “come” to Pharaoh, rather than to “go” to Pharaoh?

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Va’era 5777

January 24, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 22, 2017

Why doesn’t Exodus 6 begin with v. 2 — where the Jewish parashah begins?

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Behar 5776

May 24, 2016

What does it mean to be someone’s slave “in perpetuity”?

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Pekudei 5776

March 8, 2016

What does it mean to “tabernacle”?

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Vayakhel 5776

March 1, 2016

What kind of “work” aren’t you supposed to do?

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Tetzaveh 5776

February 16, 2016

Item #3 of the High Priest’s uniform.

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Mishpatim 5776

February 2, 2016

Three strange “god”s.
And what makes a Bible translation Jewish?

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Yitro 5776

January 26, 2016

Did Jethro have an accent?

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