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Parasha Notes: Wayaqhel-P’qudei 5776

The Ark of the Covenant The Ark of the Covenant (Heb. aron hab’rith) is also known as the Ark of the Testimony (Heb. aron ha’eiduth), the Ark of the Lord, and the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant. All of these names refer to the Ark’s function as a storage vessel, and as opposed to the … Continue reading

Notes on T’fillin

Dear ****, I just wanted to point put some other things regarding t’fillin-related issues: 1. Rabbi Yehuda (Mo’ed Qatan, 19a) describes how one can obtain t’fillin for Hol Hamoed: the scribe pulls a trick by writing the t’fillin for himself, and then selling them to the guy who lacks t’fillin. Although professionally writing t’fillin would … Continue reading