Vayakhel

Vayakhel 5771 – Gilayon #691

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayakhel And the men came with the women, everyone of willing mind, they brought brooch and nose-ring and signet-ring And necklace, every kind of gold object (Shemot 35:22)   The reason for 'and the men came with the women' is that the contribution of ornaments is more common amongst the women, they all possessed them, and they removed their nose-rings and rings immediately, and came first, and the men who were with them brought along...

Vayakhel 5768 – Gilayon #538

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayakhel YOU SHALL NOT KINDLE FIRE IN ANY OF YOUR DWELLING PLACES ON THE SABBATH DAY. (Shemot 35:3)   If I learned that one rests from the eve of the Seventh Year for the Seventh Year, so one should similarly rest from the Sabbath eve for the Sabbath? And also – it is an a fortiori argument: the Seventh Year does not entail a punishment of extirpation or a judicial...

Vayakhel 5765 – Gilayon #384

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Vayechi AND WHEN THE TIME APPROACHED FOR JACOB TO DIE, HE SUMMONED HIS SON JOSEPH AND SAID TO HIM, "PLEASE, IF I HAVE FOUND FAVOR IN YOUR EYES, PLACE YOUR HAND UNDER MY THIGH AND TREAT ME WITH KINDNESS AND LOYALTY: PLEASE DO NOT BURY ME IN EGYPT. WHEN I LIE DOWN WITH MY FATHERS, TAKE ME UP FROM EGYPT AND BURY ME IN THEIR BURIAL-PLACE." HE REPLIED, "I WILL DO AS YOU HAVE SPOKEN."...

Vayakhel 5763 – Gilayon #279

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Parashat Vayakhel MOSHE THEN CONVOKED THE WHOLE ISRAELITE COMMUNITY AND SAID TO THEM: THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT THE LORD HAS COMMANDED YOU TO DO: ON SIX DAYS WORK MAY BE DONE, BUT ON THE SEVENTH DAY YOU SHALL HAVE A SABBATH OF COMPLETE REST, HOLY TO THE LORD; WHOEVER DOES ANY WORK ON IT SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH. YOU SHALL KINDLE NO FIRE THROUGHOUT YOUR SETTLEMENTS ON THE SABBATH DAY.   "You shall kindle no fire" – The fire of Hell and the fire of...