Shema

Pekudei – Counting Toward Unity

Why does the Torah speak of the ‘counting’ of the Tabernacle, and then speak of the Tabernacle as the ‘tent of testimony?’ How do the concepts of counting and testimony relate? What is the significance of the word ‘these’ in this context? Why did the Jewish people receive ‘crowns’ when they accepted the Torah upon…

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The right accent

Guest post by Daniel. I recently heard this at a halacha class in the name of Rav Kanievsky: Because people sometimes put the accent on the wrong part of words, theoretically, a person could go their entire life without every really saying krias Shema, ch’v! (that’s the R’ Kanievsky part) What matters in krias Shema…

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