Rabbi David Etengoff
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The second Beit Hamikdash was destroyed over 1,900 years ago. Thereafter, with prophetic insight, Chazal established the blessing of Boneh Yerushalayim  (Rebuild Jerusalem) in the Shemoneh … more
Our parasha contains the mitzvah to build the Aron Kodesh: They [the Jewish people] shall make an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a … more
Our parasha contains two pasukim that reiterate the prohibition of avodah zarah (idol worship) and its practices, the commandment to completely destroy all monuments associated with idol worship … more
The final verses of our parasha focus upon the mitzvah of building a stone altar for the purpose of bringing korbanot (offerings) in the service of Hashem: “And when you make for Me an … more
The end of parasha Beshalach focuses on the epic battle between our nascent nation and the marauding desert tribe of Amalek: “Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. So Moses said to … more
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