This week’s parasha presents a strong contrast in priorities, as expressed by Yaakov and Esav in their historic standoff. The conflict that is subtly expressed at the parasha’s onset presents a fundamental attitudinal difference which underscores the personal weltanschauung of these two men. Yaakov arrived in Eretz Yisrael after two decades of tireless service in the house of Lavan. It was there that
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As we enter Parshas Teruma, you may be looking for a way to have people better appreciate the Mishkan. We’ve got an excellent visual aid. You can now build your own Mishkan! This model is ideal for a classroom demonstration; it can be used as a way to bring the tabernacle and the concepts that surround... Read more »
Torah Tidbits has always been written by the Educational Director of the OU's Israel Center, Mr. Phil Chernofsky. Recently Torah Tidbits published their 1000th issue.
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The Parsha page offers links to wonderful online websites, resources, tools, and videos to help you gain inspiration, prepare for a speech, or a class on the weekly Torah portion. Rabbi Avraham Edelstein’s Parsha Insights Both scholars and laymen enjoy the weekly insights of the International Director of NLE. We are certain that you will find... Read more »
The Tanach Resources page offers links to wonderful online websites, resources, tools, and videos to help you gain inspiration, prepare for a speech, or teach a Tanach class. eParsha The Electronic Torah Warehouse with hundreds of links to help you have a vort on the Parsha from hundreds of perspectives! What’s Bothering Rashi Over ten years... Read more »
The Shnayim Mikra Companion collects the aliyah-by-aliyah synopses of every parsha that appear daily online as part of the Orthodox Union’s Shnayim Mikra. This handy volume, written in clear and engaging language, enables readers to get a quick overview of the weekly Torah portion, incorporating the interpretations of the Talmud, Midrash and traditional commentators. The... Read more »