We're about to embark on a 7-chapter detailed journey through the instructions for building the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. Most people skip over these sections or read them very fast because they are tedious and completely unrelatable. How can we, as 21st century learners of the Torah, find meaning and relevance in the construction of the Mishkan? And how do the laws shed light on the epic devastation of the story that follows, the Golden Calf? Join us in Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19) as we uncover the beauty and depth of the Mishkan.
What is the true purpose of miracles and what are they meant to teach us? Join us as we explore the fascinating story of Eliyahu (Elijah) and his unique role as a miracle worker and the ultimate defender of God. What can we learn for ourselves from the true meaning of miracles and how can I become a defender of God?
In this week's parsha (Exodus 21:1-24:18) we are in the midst of two of the most well known and epic stories in the entire Tanach: Revelation at Sinai and the Sin of the Golden Calf. The Israelites experience their highest high and their lowest low, all within the same few verses. However, smack in the middle of these two legendary episodes, we are forced to read law after law after law. Join us this week as we explore these laws and find out how they actually add layers of complexity to the epic highs and lows of the Revelation story.
In Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23), we just witnessed some majorly epic events: the 10 plagues, the splitting of the sea and we're about to witness the ultimate epic event: God's revelation at Sinai. But smack in the middle of all of this awesomeness, we're introduced to Yitro, Moses' father-in-law. What is this doing here?! Join us as we explore the real meaning of revelation: maybe truly knowing God is not just a matter of a national relationship, but most importantly, a personal one.show moreshow less