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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

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  • 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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