Parashot Teachings

This Shabbat reading is a double-parashah. These four chapters deal with the uncleanliness of birth secretions and of the skin diseases we call leprosy. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. I have

This parashah begins with the continuing sanctification of Aaron as Cohen HaGadol, the High Priest, and his sons, Nadab and Abihu, as the cohanim to assist him. But the sons offered unauthorized fire before the Sanctuary, and as such their

The parashot readings for the festival of Passover are designated one per day for the 7 days (8 days for those in the Diaspora), each day having a specific portion of the Torah relating to the Passover. If you prefer

We now enter into the Book of Leviticus. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. In this book are many of the laws, commandments, regulations, and ordinances that God gave to us through

These last chapters complete not just the detailed narrative of the building of the Tabernacle, but the book of Exodus, as well. And, as you may have noticed, this Shabbat we have a double parashah. If you prefer to watch

Moses is still on the mountain, Mount Horeb (also called Sinai) and God continues to give Moses instructions regarding the Tent of Meeting. He instructs him about the laver, the spices to be used, and that Bezalel and Oholiab will

From this point on, the remaining chapters of Exodus deal exclusively with the construction and dedication of the Tent of Meeting, also called the Tabernacle. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. The

These ordinances are regarding slavery, accidental death caused by someone else, other torts, and reimbursement for different types of personal injury and loss. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. There are ordinances

The Israelites are free, and instead of taking the quickest route to Canaan, God has Moses lead them away from that route and places them between the Red Sea and the desert. If you prefer to watch a video, click

As we continue with the plagues against Egypt, God sends locusts, three days of darkness, and the final and most terrible plague, the death of the firstborn. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the

We now come to the time of judgment on Pharaoh and Egypt, which God pronounced and performed through the 10 Plagues. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. At first, God allowed Pharaoh

We now come to one of the most well-known biblical tales, known even to those who aren’t of the Judeo-Christian faiths: the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, brought about by God working his miracles through Moses and Aaron against