Set aside time each week to explore the weekly Torah portion to uncover the deeper meaning behind the text and the fascinating takeaway messages for daily living.

As an example, there is a deeper meaning behind the use of acacia wood for the construction of the Holy Ark that contained the Torah, the Five Books of Moses and the two stone tablets upon which were etched the Ten Commandments.

To uncover its significance and how it connects to the Jewish home, read this enlightening analysis entitled: “The Mishkan and the Sanctity of the Jewish Home” from Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald’s Torah message for Terumah 5781-2021. Out of respect for Shabbat, please consider printing it on Friday afternoon if you plan to read it on Shabbat.