A Willing Heart

Parashat VaYaqhel (And He Assembled) Shemot (Exodus) 35:1–38:20 Special reading for Shabbat Shekalim: Shemot (Exodus) 30:11–16 Haftarah: 2 Kings 11:17–12:17 (Sephardic) We have a special reading this week for “Shabbat Shekalim”, which is the Shabbat … Read More

A Different Kind of Offering

Parashat VaYaqhel (And He Assembled) & Parashat Pequdei (Accounts Of) Shemot (Exodus) 35:1–38:20 & 38:21–40:38 Haftarah: Ezekiel 45–46 In this week’s readings, we find repeated instructions for collecting an offering for the LORD in order … Read More

More Than Enough

Parashat VaYaqhel (And He Assembled) & Parashat Pequdei (Accounts Of) Shemot (Exodus) 35:1–38:20 & 38:21–40:38 This week we read of one of my favorite accounts with regard to the building of the Mishqan (God’s dwelling … Read More

Parashat Vayakhel (And He Assembled)

Shemot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20 In my previous blog, Parashat Ki Tisa (When You Lift Up), I wrote that whatever God asks or requires of us, He will also give us the tools by which to do … Read More