1. “MOSES CAME DOWN THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE TABLETS IN HIS HAND. THEY WERE WRITTEN ON BOTH SIDES, WITH THE WRITING VISIBLE FROM EITHER SIDE. (32:15)
We have the picture in our minds.
Moses comes down from Mount Sinai with the Tablets.
The Ten Commandments.
And he presents them to the people.
… But the Torah tells us something very interesting. (more…)
1. “THEY SHALL MAKE FOR ME A TEMPLE … MAKE AN ARK (FOR THE TABLETS OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS) … TWO AND A HALF BY ONE AND A HALF BY ONE AND A HALF … (25:8-10)
It was after the Exodus. The Jews are traveling through the desert.
And they build a Temple. With a menorah. An altar.
And the Ark. Containing the Ten Commandments.
The Torah tells us the exact size of each one.
And Jewish tradition sees a lesson in these details.
… Because it seems a little strange. (more…)
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