Parshas Tezaveh – The Woven Golden Cloth

Download as Word In this week’s Parsha we learn about the garments of the Cohenim.  They were made from material that was woven from four types of cloth, Techeiles, Argomon, Tolaos Shani, and Shesh. The first three were wool dyed in various colors, and the fourth was white linen. In the Choshen and Ephod, golden…

Parshas Teruma – The Silver Adanim

Download as Word ParshasTeruma begins with the donations that were collected in order to build the Mishkon. As Rashi writes[1] there were three different Terumos. Two were a fixed amount, and the third was according to each one’s ability to give. The first was a half a Shekel of silver which was melted down and…

Parshas Mishpotim – The Bris of Mishpotim

Download as Word At the end of this week’s Parsha we seem to return to the recounting of Matan Torah which seems out of place and it should really belong in Yisro[1]. This understanding of the chronology is actually the focus of a disagreement between Rashi[2] and the Ramban[3], which is based on a Machlokes…