Parsha Talk Terumah – Shabbat Zakhor 5781

Join Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Jeremy Kalmanofsky and Barry Chesler for Parsha Talk! This week is the 2nd of the 4 special Shabbatot before Pesach. In addition to the regular Torah reading of T’ruman [Exodus 25:1-27:19], which begins the lengthy section on the description of and building of the mishkan [“tabernacle”], there is a special maftir (additional reading) [Deuteronomy 25:17-19] and haftarah (prophetic reading) [1 Samuel 15:2-34] concerning the war against Amalek. Our conversation is pretty much equally divided between T’rumah and Zakhor [the commandment to remember to destroy Amalek], from the point of view of time. Dare I say we have interesting observations and commentary in both halves!
As always, questions, comments, and criticisms are welcome at [email protected]. We still plan on answering all questions by Passover, the liturgical time to ask and answer questions. Shabbat Shalom!