Vayakhel: Seeing with the Heart

by: Batya Hefter “Moshe said to the children of Israel, 'See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Yehuda, and he has filled him with the spirit of God - in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and with talent for all...

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Ki Tisa: Moshe Repairs the Flaw of Noach

by Batya Hefter Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev teaches us that “Moshe is the tikkun (repair) for the soul of Noah” (Keddushat Levi, Noach).   This idea is based on the Ari z”l in Sha’ar Hagilgulim who says that Moshe is a gilgul, a reincarnation of Noah. This idea...

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Tetzaveh: You Are What You Wear

By: Batya Hefter “These are the vestments that they shall make: a breastplate, an ephod, a robe, a knitted tunic, a turban and a sash” (Shemot 28:4). Upon reading the list of Aharon HaKohen’s holy garments, one can’t but notice that the most significant article is...

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Teruma: Making Space for God

By: Batya Hefter “Take for Me an Offering” King Solomon asked, “The heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have built?” Yet we are told that the Tabernacle is a place for God. How is it really possible to create a space...

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Yitro: Idolatry – A Challenge?

by: Batya Hefter. He did it again. Rabbi Mordechai Yosef transforms a bygone prohibition into a living challenge.  לא תעשה לך פסל   ‘You shall not make a graven image’. In the ancient world people focused their attention on idols. How is this relevant today? Rabbi...

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Dedications

The Shavuot program was dedicated by Dina Roemer and family in memory of Dina’s parents, Mark & Anne Roemer z”l, and her sister, Jane Roemer z”l
Shavuot shiur with Rav Herzl Hefter was dedicated by Pnina & Barry Farkas, in memory of Pnina’s grandmother, Helen Tesler Kaplan z”l
Shavuot shiur with Atara Eis was dedicated in loving memory of our dear friend and WBM participant, Sara Blaustein HY”d

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Dedications

The Shavuot program was dedicated by Dina Roemer and family in memory of Dina’s parents, Mark & Anne Roemer z”l, and her sister, Jane Roemer z”l
Shavuot shiur with Rav Herzl Hefter was dedicated by Pnina & Barry Farkas, in memory of Pnina’s grandmother, Helen Tesler Kaplan z”l
Shavuot shiur with Atara Eis was dedicated in loving memory of our dear friend and WBM participant, Sara Blaustein HY”d