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T'rumah

T'rumah

Gifts
Exodus
25:1−27:19

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart is so moved." - Exodus 25:1-2

Summary: 
  • God asks the Children of Israel to donate gifts (t'rumah) for the building of the Tabernacle so that God may "dwell among them." (25:1-9)
  • Instructions for the construction of the Ark, table, and menorah are provided. (25:10-40)
  • Detailed directions are given on how to build the Tabernacle. (26:1-27:19)

When do we read T'rumah?

2018 Feb 17
/2 Adar, 5778

RECENT COMMENTARY

  • By Rabbi Ana Bonnheim

    As the Torah continues the Israelites’ dramatic, people-building saga, Parashat T’rumah approaches the story from a new angle. Instead of developing the literary adventures of a no-longer-nascent people or focusing on the striking events at Mt. Sinai, this week’s Torah portion is about the details. And these details are not the specifics of community-building or daily life. Rather, they concern, in painstaking minutiae, the construction of the Tabernacle. This is a parashah about holiness, and in the case of Parashat T’rumah, the holiness is in the details.

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    Explore this week’s Torah portion with “Family Shabbat Table Talk” lessons, perfect for families with tweens.

  • Torah for Teens

    God asks the people to donate gifts for the building of the Tabernacle (altar), the place where God will dwell (sort of like live). Listen to the rap to find out what gifts they gave!  

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