Insights on the Parsha It’s (Never) Too Little and (Never) Too Late by Rabbi Ozer Alport ועשו‭ ‬ארון‭ ‬עצי‭ ‬שטים “And they shall make an Ark of acacia wood.” (Shemot 25:10) Parshat Terumah introduces us to the Mishkan (Tabernacle) which G-d commanded the Jewish people to build as a resting place for the Shechinah (Divine…

Insights on the Parsha More than Good Behavior by Rabbi Ozer Alport ‭ ‬כל‭ ‬אלמנה‭ ‬ויתום‭ ‬לא‭ ‬תענון‭. ‬אם‭ ‬ענה‭ ‬תענה‭ ‬אתו‭ ‬כי‭ ‬אם‭ ‬צעק‭ ‬יצעק‭ ‬אלי‭ ‬שמע‭ ‬אשמע‭ ‬צעקתו “You shall not cause pain to any widow or orphan.  If you [dare to] cause him pain – for if he shall cry out to Me,…

Insights on the Parsha by Yehonasan Gefen כל‭ ‬אלה‭ ‬שבטי‭ ‬ישראל‭ ‬שנים‭ ‬עשר‭ ‬וזאת‭ ‬אשר‭ ‬דבר‭ ‬להם‭ ‬אביהם‭ ‬ויברך‭ ‬אותם‭ ‬איש‭ ‬אשר‭ ‬כברכתו‭ ‬ברך‭ ‬אתם “…And this is what their father spoke to them and he blessed them; he blessed each according to his appropriate blessing.” (Bereishit 49:28) In his last act, Jacob’s blessed his…

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