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"Measure Twice Cut Once" by Prof Gerald August

Did the Torah get it wrong the first time it listed what to make in the tabernacle? Why do we need a repetition of the same specifications? This is a duplication of the same excruciating details. What’s the point? The Torah could have used that...

Vayakhel: Moses and Miracles by Michael Carasik

This week's portion contains what may be the greatest miracle in the entire Torah—though it's one that people rarely think of as miraculous, or would put into the same category as the splitting of the sea (Exodus 14), the manna (Exodus 16), or the quail...

"An Honest Day's Work" by Prof. Gerald August

The Tabernacle was built with raw material and labor. The material came from anyone willing to give of their possessions to the building. Labor came from Betzalel, the master craftsman, and other craftsmen. They built a place where The Divine Presence dwelt. Did they gave...