"If someone came in off the street while this Torah portion was being read in a congregation, he might think that he had mistakenly walked in on a sewing class."
"The message of the meticulous detailing of the contributions is that the simplicity of the materials is actually the greatness of the Tabernacle."
"After the Ten Commandments are given, there is a long list of laws and orders related to the course of life, such as a person’s property, responsibility for this property, laws of loss, and the relationship between the citizen and the government."
"In addition, in Parashat Yitro we bear witness to a big change in the Torah. There is a shift from a focus on individuals to a focus on the group. This is a huge change in how we perceive God."
"All of this brings about an important question in our modern society: Where have all the miracles and wonders gone?"
"God looks at what is inside of us, at what cannot be faked, at our renewed lives in Yeshua, who transforms us into the light of the world."
"Passover is one of the main feasts in The Scriptures due to its motif of redemption, salvation, and the creation of God’s people. Passover is the connection between God and a nation..."
"This parasha brings us back to the beginning, as well as connects us with the giving of the Torah, the prophets, and even the New Testament."
In this week’s Torah portion we read about Jacob’s blessings to his sons and grandsons, who are the heads of the tribes of Israel. This was followed by Jacob’s death along with the mourning and burial process.
"This week’s Torah portion is “Vayigash” (he approached). Our parasha unfolds after Joseph suspected Benjamin of stealing the cup of the viceroy. The situation looked bad for Joseph’s brothers."