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    Pkudei

    Have You Scheduled It In??

    Anyone who has learned anything about using time efficiently and getting things done, knows that if you want to advance a certain matter, you must allocate a specific time for it. Important things can't be left for "in between," just by the by. This concept is found, fascinatingly, in the Torah portions of these weeks discussing the construction of the Tabernacle, the mishkan.

    Rabbi Netanel Yossifun | Adar II 1 5782
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    3 min
    Pkudei

    Did they all have the Holy Spirit?

    Why is the verse describing the commandments of God to Moses about the construction of the Tabernacle repeated so many times? What was Betzalel's argument with Moshe? And how did they actually build the temple in such detail when not everything was written in advance?

    Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu | Adar II 1 5782
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    Parashat Hashavua

    Mishkan – The Great Travel Guide?

    the sefer ends by discussing that the cloud stayed on top of the Mishkan until it was time for Bnei Yisrael to move. The movement of the cloud as a sign to travel is discussed at length, where it “should be” – in Sefer Bamidbar. So why does it conclude Sefer Shmot?

    Rabbi Daniel Mann | Adar I 30 5782
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    Pkudei

    Accounting Practices

    Most people view it as bordering on boring. Nevertheless, there is no commercial enterprise that can successfully exist without good and accurate accounting practices.

    Rabbi Berel Wein | Adar I 30 5782
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    Pkudei

    Integrity in Public Life

    Our Parashah repeats the process of the building of the Mishkan a few times. What is the reason for this repetition?

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks | Adar I 30 5782
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    Pkudei

    The Mishkan and much more

    Select meanings and secrets of the Mishkan are revealed

    Rabbi Avraham (Abe) Abrahami | iyar 6 5781
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    Vayakhel

    Celebrate

    If leaders are to bring out the best in those they lead, they must give them the chance to show they are capable of great things, and then they must celebrate their achievements.

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks | Adar 27 5781
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    Covenant & Conversation

    On Jewish Character

    Pekudei 5779

    Pekudei 5779

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks | Adar I 30 5779
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    Pkudei

    WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS

    Rabbi Stewart Weiss | Adar I 29 5779
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    Parashat Hashavua

    Fighting a Dangerous Foe – Chillul Hashem

    The laws of chillul Hashem (avoiding desecrating Hashem’s Name, which comes in several different forms) hold an important place in our spiritual world. Being careful about them overcomes a lot of other concerns. One source that highlights the seriousness of chillul Hashem is: “Any place where there is a chillul Hashem, we do not give honor to the teacher.” (Note that in the context of that quote in Sanhedrin, the teacher whose honor was pushed aside was none other than Moshe Rabbeinu.)

    Rabbi Yossef Carmel | Adar I 29 5779
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    Pkudei

    Mishkan Of Dreams

    Rabbi Stewart Weiss | Adar I 27 5776
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    Parashat Hashavua

    Do Your Part

    “The Mishkan was erected” (Shemot 40:17). What do we learn from the use of passive voice? “Moshe said before Hashem: ‘How will I have the power to erect it?’ Hashem answered: ‘You only have to place your hand there, and it will turn out that it is erected by itself’” (Rashi 39:33).

    Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli zt"l | AdarI 29 5776
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    Vayakhel

    VAYAKHEL – PEKUDEI

    Rabbi Berel Wein | 5775
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    Parashat Hashavua

    Second in Dynasty = First Opportunity

    Rabbi Yossef Carmel | 5774
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    Pkudei

    Pekudei

    Rabbi Berel Wein | 5774
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    Pkudei

    There’s Gold In Them Thar’ Mitzvot!

    Rabbi Stewart Weiss
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    Pkudei

    Parsha Summary: Pikudei

    An Overview of the Torah Portion

    An Overview of the Torah Portion

    Rabbi Stewart Weiss
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    Vayakhel

    Vayakhel – Pekudei

    Rabbi Berel Wein | 5772
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    Parashat Hashavua

    “As Hashem Commanded Moshe” ... What?

    Various Rabbis | 5771
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    Pkudei

    Pekudei

    Rabbi Berel Wein | 5771
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