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SERMON: Thank Heaven for Little Girls … and Big Ones, Too!

February 24, 2014

This morning I want to talk to you about women … four to be exact. I want to talk to you about women, because everyone always talks about women … and because in recent weeks women have become a major topic in the Jewish world … and because this week’s Torah portion told us something very important about women without even saying it.

Our Torah portion this morning, Vayakhel, told how Moshe gathered the people and how they implemented all of the commandments necessary for the building of the Mishkan – the Tabernacle that was to be the forerunner of the Temple in Jerusalem. In gathering the materials for the Tabernacle, the Torah tells us: “Vayovehu ha-anishim al hanashim – and the men came, “al” the women.” Now, normally this word, “al” means “on.” It can’t mean that here, so there are differences of opinion on how to translate the word “al” … some say, “And the men AND the women came.” Others read it: “The men accompanied the women.” Still others say it means that “the men came ALONG with the women.”  READ MORE

 

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