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Divrei Torah from the Middle School
Posted 02/14/2018 03:30PM
In this week's Parasha, Parashat Terumah, Hashem instructs Bnei Yisrael to build the Mishkan. One question arises: Why would Hashem speak about the Mishkan, when our previous Parasha, Parashat Mishpatim, ended with Moshe spending 40 days and 40 nights on Har Sinai? Wouldn't Hashem go straight to the crisis of the Golden Calf? Why does he go "off story" and give detailed instructions about the Mishkan?
Posted 02/08/2018 03:53PM
In last week's Parasha, Parashat Yitro, we learn that בני ישראל accepted upon themselves the Ten Commandments, as Moshe descended from הר סיני. Now, in this week's Parasha, Parsahat Mishpatim (judgements) we learn about the laws of בין אדם לחברו, of how to treat your friend...
Posted 02/01/2018 05:10PM
In this week's Parasha, Parashat Yitro, B'nei Yisrael camped at Har Sinai. As the third day arrived, there was lightning and thunder and Hashem's cloud appeared and the shofar was heard. B'nei Yisrael were very scared and took their places at the foot of the Mountain...
Posted 01/25/2018 01:41PM
In this week's parasha, Parashat Beshalach, we read: "ויאמר משה אל יהושע בחר לנו אנשים ויצא הלחם בעמלק / And Moshe said to Yehoshua: Choose for us men, and go to fight with Amalek" Why does Moshe say "choose for us" and not just "choose"?