WELCOMING SHABBAT

Shabbat is more than a day of refraining from worldly activity.

When experienced to its spiritual fullest, its holiness enlightens all other days of the week.

We invite you to enhance your Shabbat with these words of Torah.

 

Do You Believe In God? Parshat Teruma

Do You Believe In God? Parshat Teruma

Sinclair, Rabbi Yaakov Asher
February 3, 2022

“…It says in Parshat Teruma – ‘Ve’asu li mikdash– ‘make for me a mikdash‘, a sanctuary. The word mikdash comes from the word kodesh, meaning holy. God wants me to make everything I do holy, connected back to Him.

 

…The more I use everything in my life to create a Mikdash, a holy space, the more I will feel God’s presence in my life. [We achieve this through the performance of mitzvot, which allow us to elevate physical objects and actions in the material world to the higher spiritual level].

 

That is the meaning of – ‘Ve’asu li mikdash veshachanti betocham – ‘make for me a mikdash and I will dwell amongst them.’”