Weekly Torah Portion


Jerusalem Lights Parashat Terumah 5781: Bringing Torah Down to Earth



This week's Torah portion of parashat Terumah is the moment G-d has been waiting for since before creation. The commandment to build the Tabernacle/Holy Temple is the fulfillment of G-d's dream of man welcoming Him into this world. It is also destined and prophesied to become the 'house of prayer for all nations' (Isaiah 56:7). What does it mean that G-d wants to dwell in this world with man? What does it mean for each and every human being? And what is the connection between this week's Torah reading and the joyous month of Adar? 

Parashat Terumah (Ex. 25 : 1 - 27 : 19) is read on Shabbat parashat Zachor: Adar 8, 5781/February 20, 2021 

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Rabbi Chaim Richman Jerusalem Lights | Torah for Everyone


         

Global Lock-down: A Time for Reflection, A Time for Change



The Book of Leviticus, the Divine Service, and the Temple Offerings: Heart of the Torah 

As we usher in the glorious month of Nisan, time of Redemption, the people of Israel now begin to read the third book of the Bible, Leviticus, called 'the heart of the Torah.'  How do we understand the korbanot, the Temple offerings, which seem so difficult to relate to in our modern world? Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long discuss the meaning and significance of the Temple offerings in the shadow of  a world paralyzed by the Corona virus, which is now keeping nearly three billion people the world over in lock-down.

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Rabbi Chaim Richman Jerusalem Lights | Torah for Everyone

Jerusalem Lights | Torah for Everyone