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T'rumah

T'rumah

Gifts
Exodus
25:1−27:19

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart is so moved." - Exodus 25:1-2

Summary: 
  • God asks the Children of Israel to donate gifts (t'rumah) for the building of the Tabernacle so that God may "dwell among them." (25:1-9)
  • Instructions for the construction of the Ark, table, and menorah are provided. (25:10-40)
  • Detailed directions are given on how to build the Tabernacle. (26:1-27:19)

When do we read T'rumah?

2017 Mar 4 /6 Adar, 5777
2018 Feb 17 /2 Adar, 5778

RECENT COMMENTARY

  • By Rabbi Ana Bonnheim

    As the Torah continues the Israelites’ dramatic, people-building saga, Parashat T’rumah approaches the story from a new angle. Instead of developing the literary adventures of a no-longer-nascent people or focusing on the striking events at Mt. Sinai, this week’s Torah portion is about the details. And these details are not the specifics of community-building or daily life. Rather, they concern, in painstaking minutiae, the construction of the Tabernacle. This is a parashah about holiness, and in the case of Parashat T’rumah, the holiness is in the details.

  • Torah for Tots

    "Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart so moves him."

    -Exodus 25:2

  • Torah for Tweens

    Parashat T'rumah describes the construction of the Tabernacle. Each individual contributes to its building materials and furnishings as he or she is motivated.

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