It would have been wise for the Egyptians,to have developed some of our forefathers into fine craftsmen who could have contributed to society. This would have come in handy for us, especially when we had the necessity to build the Mishkan. I Yet, I am unaware of statements of Chazal that speak of the artisans of the Mishkan having such training, and the p’sukim imply the opposite.
If the shemen hamish’cha (anointing oil) is used inappropriately, is the anointer liable, the anointed, or both of them? If someone produces shemen hamish’cha inappropriately, is he liable, regardless how much he produced? Where is the shemen hamish’cha poured? Where will we find the shemen hamish’cha today?
“When you count (Ki tisa) the heads of Bnei Yisrael... and there should not be a plague" The counting reminds us of the upcoming elections and the plague reminds us of the not yet finished Corona pandemic.
One of the most important Jewish contributions to our understanding of leadership is its early insistence of “the separation of powers”. Neither authority nor power was to be located in a single individual or office. Instead, leadership was divided between different kinds of roles.
There seems to be great similarities between this Torah reading and the reading of the book of Esther on Purim. Throughout the entire Torah, we find that the name of our great teacher Moshe (after his birth) is found in each weekly portion, with one lone exception. In Tetzaveh Moshe’s name never appears, even though we are aware that Moshe is the one who wrote this portion of the Torah and taught it to the Jewish people for all eternity. We are aware that Moshe is the hidden author, the director of events behind the scenes.
I want to get permanent walls for our pergola made of canvas that cab be rolled up and down and serve as walls for a Sukka a well.
What is the required length for a wall so that the Sukka will be Kosher?
A Sukkah must be 7 Tefachim wide, which is 56 cm according to the more lenient opinion.
Bear in mind that canvas Sukkot may present a Halachic problem.The Shulchan Aruch rules that one should not use a canvas-walled Sukkah because it may not remain properly in place. There is a dispute among authorities what the concern is. Most understand that if the wall blows in the wind it is invalid. The minority opinion rules that it becomes invalid only if the wind causes it to blow apart or that it blows in a way that huge gaps remain- so that no wall remains in place. Either way, use of a cloth –walled Sukkah is highly problematic and should be avoided.