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Newsletters - Part 4

Community at a Glance: Einav

A visit to Einav today is a visit to a beautiful area of Samaria with young people who have recently joined the community alongside the old-timers, all proud of the jewel they have created in the center of Biblical Israel.

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Vayakhel/Pikudei (Gathered/Accounts) Exodus 35:1 – 40:38

The first verse in chapter 40 provides us with the date that the Tabernacle was completed — the first day of the first month, or the first of Nissan. Nissan is the month which begins the Biblical count of months and it falls at this time of year. It is also known as the month of the spring (Deuteronomy 16:1). It is not the month of Rosh HaShana

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A Visit with Shmuel: Einav

Click here to partner with Einav I was supposed to go to Einav on Tu B’Shvat and film their tree-planting ceremony, sponsored by you, our CFOIC Heartland donors and friends.  But then Israel was plunged into lockdown and my visit had to be cancelled.  So when life opened up again, I took the first opportunity […]

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Ki Tisa (When You Raise Up/Count) – Exodus 30:11 – 34:35

The census must be an act of service, not a demonstration of power This week’s Torah portion begins with verse 11 of Exodus 30 — the commandment of each member of the Nation of Israel to give a half a shekel for the upkeep of the Tabernacle. Interestingly, there are a number of ideas that […]

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