Parshas Ki Tisa – Chur

Parshas  Ki TIsa In this week’s Parsha there is a crucial figure in the sin of the Eigel who does not appear. That person is Chur the son of Miriam. I would like to try to figure out who he is and why his part in the story is left out. Chur first appears literally…

Terumah – Mishkon and Mikdosh

The idea of the Bais HaMikdosh is obviously central to the structure of the Torah. A Klal Yisroel lacking a Bias HaMikdosh is obviously unable to fulfill many of the Halachos of the Torah, but even more is lacking a connection to HaShem in a very tangible way, that cannot be replaced. Sadly enough we…

Mishpotim – The Brick of Sapphire

At the end of this week’s Parsha we return to the events of מתן תורה. There is the description of the Bris between HaShem and Klal Yisroel, the acceptance of the Torah with Na’aseh V’Nishma, and Moshe going up to Har Sinai for forty days. The distribution of the events of Matan Torah between Yisro,…