Congregation Etz Hayim at Hollis Hills Bayside

The consolidated communities of Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center and Marathon Jewish Community Center

Shabbat Terumah/Zakhor 5781

This is one of the more important Shabbatot of the Jewish year, as we mark Shabbat Zakhor. Every year, on the Shabbat before Purim, we remember actively what Amalek did to us on the way out of Egypt, and how they remain a prototype for baseless hatred of our People.
 
 
After weeks of exciting narrative, and last week’s portion full of fascinating civil law, we will spend much of the next four weeks reading about architecture and interior design. Parshat Terumah introduces to us the command to build the Mishkan, the portable sanctuary that served Israel in the wilderness. It’s not as easy to find homiletical meaning or music about Terumah, but it’s still helpful to have motivation to read the parshah in all its detail. What do the following songs have to do with the Torah portion:
 
 
Join us on my Zoom Saturday evening at 6:25 for havdalah, where I’ll share the anwers!
 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom, and as always good health 
 
Rabbi David Wise