Parshah Terumah – Exodus 25:1-27:19
Torah Reading for Week of February 19-25, 2012 – Shvat 26-Adar 2, 5772
“And they shall make a Temple for Me, and I will dwell among them…” [25:8]
In the (Medrash) Pesikta, it says that when G-d said this, Moshe trembled. “How is it possible to build a house for G-d, who encompasses and transcends all the heavens?” And G-d replied, “not by my standards, but in accordance with their abilities: twenty boards in the North…”
Then when G-d began to discuss the sacrifices, Moshe said, “would all the animals in the world provide even a single fitting sacrifice?” And G-d replied, “not like your thinking, but a single sheep in the morning…” And when G-d began to discuss the annual gift to the Temple, “each person in redemption for his soul,” Moshe again said “how could a person ever give enough to redeem himself?” And once again, G-d replied, “not like your thinking, but one-half Shekel according to the sanctified Shekel measure…”
The Chofetz Chaim learns from this Medrash that G-d does not make impossible demands upon us. Every person is obligated to do only that which he or she can. As King Solomon said in Mishlei (Ecclesiastes) 9:10, “All that you find within your ability to do, act upon it…” which is to say, only that which is within your ability. We must do only that which has been placed upon us.
NORMAN FINKELSTEIN is more moderate than CIJA/B’nai Brith co-panelist NIF
February 24, 2012
York Islamic Center
1380 Stouffville Rd
Richmond Hill, ON
“Gilad Atzmon, International activist, Palestinian supporter, author and Jazz musician is touring North America to promote his controversial new book, The Wandering Who.
Gilad Atzmon will speak about his book and “Between one state or two states solution”, Plus hopefully, he will be playing some Jazz.
Dinner 7 – 8 p.m. – Program starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets $10 per person”
THE PROTOCOLS OF GILAD ATZMON
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JDL is proud to announce an evening with
Please join us for an evening with Faye Schulman, the only known Jewish photographer to capture on film the Jewish Partisan resistance during the Holocaust.
Now at the age of 93, Faye will recount her time in the resistance and her experiences during the Holocaust.
“It is important for young Jews to know that there was a resistance and Jews did not go like lambs to the slaughter. Jews resisted-we fought back!”
Please join us for an evening with Faye Schulman, the only known Jewish photographer to capture on film the Jewish Partisan resistance during the Holocaust. Now at the age of 93, Faye will recount her time in the resistance and her experiences during the Holocaust.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 @ 7:30 PM
The Toronto Zionist Centre
788 Marlee Avenue, Toronto, M6B 3K1
(SW corner: Marlee Ave. and Lawrence Ave.)
Please call or email to reserve your seats in advance
(416) 736-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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