5780 — Terumah: Three Life Lessons about Furniture, Love Languages, and Silver Sockets

Posted by Tovah Leah Nachmani on February 23, 2020
Topics: Torah, Pardes from Jerusalem, Shemot (Exodus), Terumah

From an irresistible page-turner throughout the Egyptian slavery, the traumatic plagues, the exhilarating exodus, and earth quaking revelation at Sinai, the Torah slows to a crawl, with a series of five Torah portions, spread over nearly 15 chapters dedicated to the construction of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. The tabernacle was the portable structure built by the Israelites in the desert which provided a collective center for their spiritual and communal life together. The Torah dedicates more verses to the Mishkan than to any other mitzvah in the entire tradition. This podcast mines Parshat Terumah for three fascinating and profound life lessons we can learn–with a bit of creative association–from the Mishkan: about Furniture, Love Languages, and Silver Sockets.

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Credits
Tovah Leah Nachmani – Faculty Host for Pardes from Jerusalem
Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant
Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator
Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

About Tovah Leah Nachmani

Tovah Leah Nachmani has been inspiring students for 25 years, teaching Torah with Commentaries, Hebrew, Prayer, and Relationships Intimacy. She also serves as a dedicated faculty advisor to students at Pardes. She received her Teaching Certification with excellence in Tanach and Jewish Thought from the Michlelet Herzog Seminary in Gush Etzion, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University, with a degree in Religion and Near Eastern Language and Literature. Tovah Leah has written and guided experiential learning programs for decades, for Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations. She is also a Holistic health practitioner, promoting physical and emotional health. Tovah Leah and her husband Gabi live in Gush Etzion, are the grateful parents of seven children and are the active, loving grandparents of many grandchildren.

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