Monthly ArchiveOctober 2018

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Vayiqra – Learn Torah

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Thus says YHWH, Isra’el’s King and Redeemer, YHWHTzva’ot“I am the first, and I am the last; besides me there is no God.

We look at the background of the prophet Isaiah and his powerful prophetic plea in Haftarah Vayiqra.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Pequdei – Learn Torah

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In the final parashah of Exodus, Pequdei (accounts), the fulfillment of the instructions to build the tabernacle are completed.  Yoel gives us some pertinent requirements and insights about the temple, priests, levites and more.

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Pequdei – Learn Torah

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“And Solomon stood before the altar of YHWH in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven”

Haftarah Pequdei recounts the dedication of Solomon’s Temple.  We look King Solomon’s prayer about prayer at this event in this excerpt from our Weekly Bible Class.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vayaqhel – Learn Torah

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In this continuation of the Mishkan (tabernacle) series, Yoel discusses interesting details and interpretations of the design and structure of the tabernacle’s veils, roofing covers, the walls themselves, the altar of incense, altar of burnt offering, laver and courtyard.

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Vayaqhel – Learn Torah

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He made two capitals of melted bronze to set on the tops of the columns; each capital was eight-and-three-quarters feet high; he also made checker-work nets and chained wreaths, seven for the top of each capital. ”  Is there a spiritual meaning to the technical parts of the biblical text?  We look at how to understand text and the PARDES approach in this week’s haftarah Vayaqhel.

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Hebrew In Israel| Torah Portion Ki Tisa – Learn Torah

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This week’s Torah Portion, Ki Tisa (when you take) begins with the practical command for the half shekel redemption and continues through treachery and how Moses wanted to know God. 

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Ki Tisa – Learn Torah

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“Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the Asherah four hundred, that eat at Jezebel’s table.”

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Tetsaveh – Learn Torah

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The priestly garments are under exam in this week’s Torah Portion, Tetsaveh (you are to order). 

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Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Tetzaveh – Learn Torah

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“As for you, son of man, describe to the house of Israel the temple, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and they shall measure the plan.”

 With a few words about the Hebrew Calendar as we approach the end of the year, our discussion for Haftarah Tetzaveh focuses on the altar of burnt offering and the differences in Yechezqel’s description.  

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Terumah – Learn Torah

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Yoel shares his personal connection to Temple studies and dives into the details of its materials and furniture as we begin the portions on the Miskan (tabernacle) with this week’s Torah Portion, Terumah (contribution). 

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