Parsha Vayeira 5773

Catching Up Shalom! Welcome back. It’s good to have you join us as we listen to the family stories Moshe is telling. You know, at first it kind of irritated us that he wasn’t directly answering the questions about the rescue from Mitzrayim. But now, we’re all starting to get the idea, and we appreciate what he’s trying to do. […]

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Parsha Chaiyyei Sarah 5773

Shalom, friend! It’s good to see you’ve come back to hear Moshe’s stories with us another night. I was concerned that you might not want to join us again after last week. The stories of Avraham, Lot, and Avimelech got so involved, they became almost overwhelming! I hope tonight’s stories will be a bit less involved. Hurry! There’s Moshe, now. […]

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Parsha Tol’dot 5773

Generations This is the tale of “the generations of Yitzchak”. But don’t think of this like the generational list we saw in parsha Noach (Bereisheet/Genesis 10), which is sometimes described as “the table of nations”. No, we have begun to narrow things down. After all, we would be here forever if we tried to tell the stories of every family […]

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Parsha Vayishlach 5773

Bereisheet/Genesis 32:4-36:43   Hey, friend! So glad to see you could come back to hear more of the stories of our ancestors. Now that we have heard about Hashem as the creator, then hurried through the accounts of Adam, Noach, Avraham, Yitzchak, and Ya’akov, we have really slowed down. Moshe seems to be laying some foundations, so we can understand […]

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Parsha Shemot 5773

Shalom, friend! Welcome to another of our weekly gatherings where we listen to Moshe tell the stories of our fathers. As you may recall, we ended last time with some final details about how our whole family—Ya’akov, his children, and his grandchildren—all ended up in Mitzrayim. Yosef had risen to a place of great power and honor in Mitzrayim, and […]

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Parsha Bo 5773

“Shalom! Welcome! Come find a place to sit, and we will continue telling the stories of our people, and of our deliverance from slavery in Mitzrayim. “Did you know that I was actually given a command from Hashem to relate these stories to you, my people? Yes! There is really a divine mandate for “Campfire Torah”! Hashem instructed mein the […]

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Parsha Mishpatim 5773

Campfire Torah 5773 Mishpatim Welcome back for another installment of “Campfire Torah”! Tonight, we will be discussing some of the instructions given to us by Hashem. Since we are his covenant people, there are certain responsibilities we must uphold. Some of the instructions are about how we should relate to him as our Master. Others are about how we should […]

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Parsha Terumah 5773

Campfire Torah 5773 T’rumah “Shalom, shalom! Welcome to our latest installment of ‘Campfire Torah’! Tonight’s story is not so much a story as a summary presentation of the furniture that goes into building the Mishkan. I’ve tried to condense it so you find the presentation interesting. And there is a great lesson at the end. Enjoy!

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Parsha Tetzaveh 5773

Campfire Torah 5773 Tetzaveh or… Terumah, Part 2   Can you imagine? Moshe spent weeks up on the Mountain, receiving instructions from Hashem! While up there, he received the schematics for the Mishkan, the Sanctuary where our priests will meet with the Almighty. Last time we got together, we described the Mishkan itself. Tonight, we are going to finish up […]

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Parsha Ki Tisa 5773

Campfire Torah Ki Tisa“When you count…”   Finishing the Schematics “And so, there on the top of the mountain, Hashem continued giving me instructions for the construction of the Mishkan, and for the priesthood that would serve in it. “In addition to all the furniture I’ve described before, there was also to be a bronze wash basin—top of the line!—and […]

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