(by Yehuda HaKohen) “Speak to the Children of Israel and they shall take to Me a portion, from every man whose heart will motivate him you shall take My portion.” (SHEMOT 25:2) It is important to note that the above verse does not state “give Me a portion,” which would imply that property belongs to…
What, indeed, is the seemingly incomprehensible preoccupation we seem to have with land and can any piece of property ever be worth fighting, much less dying for?
This week’s portion, Terumah, introduces us to one of the most challenging concepts in Judaism.
“And they shall make for me a sanctuary, and I will dwell in their midst.” (Shemot 25:8)
Rabbi Jesse Horn – Yeshivat haKotel – Why does the midrash assume that we would have thought to place the Menorah inside the Kodesh HaKodashim? And, secondly, why would placing the Menorah in the Kodesh HaKodashim have been so bad?