Shabbat shalom, mishpocah/family/friends! As always, a synopsis of this week's Torah portion (Parashah 19: T'rumah (Contribution) Exodus 25:1 through 27:19) can be found on our website at https://www.therefinersfire.org/parashah_19.htm
Many will skip over passages such as the ones in this week’s parashah reading – although, it is clearly very important as it presents the design of the tabernacle and dimensions of the ark, etc. Not to mention, most view these things as "Old Testament" which - according to our pastors - was full of interesting history, but they supposedly in no way pertain to New Testament teachings, because Jesus had supposedly "fulfilled" it all. The only thing that was really of any consequence for us today, the pastors insist, is our "belief in the shed blood at the cross"….
How wrong they are! We invite you to check out our indepth study about the tabernacle to get just a tiny glimpse of its significance….