tabernacle

Terumah

Exodus 25:1-27:19

For the full text in Hebrew and English, click here: Exodus 25:1-27:19

In this Torah portion, Moses receives God’s commandments on stone tablets. God tells Moses to create a dwelling place for God, where the Israelites can bring God gifts. God details what the Mishkan (Tabernacle) will look like and how it should be made. The Tabernacle includes an ark, two cherubs, curtains, and a menorah.

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for Terumah.

menorah in the mishkan
There was a pure gold menorah in the Mishkan.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

A Sanctuary Within
Rabbi Hayim Shafner, Hillel

 


Give & Take
Rabbi Jordan Cohen, KOLEL

 

Mishkan as Model
Evan Wolkenstein, AJWS

 

Gifts Freely Given
Rabbi Maynard Bell, Union for Reform Judaism

 

Establishing a System
Daniel Bloom, AJWS

 

In Forgiveness, Making Space for the Divine
Rabbi Brent Spodek

 

Using Our Contributions
Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, socialaction.com

 

Is God Present in Our Consumption?
Ariel Shalem, Canfei Nesharim

 

 

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Let Your Light Shine
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish University

 

The Role of Ritual
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowship

 

Creating Sacred Space
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS

 

More Than a Contractor’s List
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Big Tent Judaism

 

On the Way to Sanctify
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

 

God’s Home
Rabbi Moti Bar-Or, UJA-Federation of New York

 

Making Free Will Offerings
Rabbi Denise Eger, Women of Reform Judaism

 

Multimedia

 

Sacred Giving
Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Connected to Give

 

Parashat Terumah Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parashat Terumah Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

Parashat Terumah for Families
Torah Topics for Today

 

Sharing: The New Give & Take
Torah Topics for Today



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