Terumah by Rabbi David Hartley Mark

Terumah: Sacrifice vs. Prayer   Scene: The Building of the Mishkan, the Holy Place where Aaron and his sons will conduct sacrificial offerings, in the sight of God and all Israel. Betzalel, the consummate architect, builder, craftsman, sculptor, and painter (among many other talents) is shouting orders at his men: “Watch that curtain—don’t tear it!” […]

Terumah: The Building Contractor’s Tale by David Hartley Mark

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,  See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, To devise cunning works, to work […]

Terumah: The Building Contractor’s Tale by David Hartley Mark

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, To devise cunning works, to work […]

Parshah Terumah by David Hartley Mark

As long as there have been Jews, it seems, there have been synagogues. We may read about the Holy Temples; we may even pray for their rapid restoration! But our collective tribal memories cannot go back so far as to hear the lowing, baa’ing, or the stifled chirps of the beasts and birds which the […]

Dvar Torah on Terumah

Dvar Torah by Patrick Aleph On Terumah Download the PDF here.

Shabbat service for Parshat Terumah 5772

Are you building your Mishkan? John leads Shabbat services for Parshat Terumah, Exodus 25:1-27:19.

Parshah Terumah: Tents and Tents-Ability

In this week’s Torah portion, Hashem tells us all about the construction of the Sanctuary, how big each piece of acacia wood needs to be, what kind of cloth to make the tents and curtains out of, even how many boards to use when making the Sanctuary walls! (It’s 48, by the way.) What we […]