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 March 9, 2018
 22th of Adar, 5778

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    Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei
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Diversity is Growth!  
Our parsha begins with the words: ויקהל משה את כל עדת בני ישראל ויאמר אליהם אלה הדברים אשר צוה ה׳ לעשות אותם. "And Moshe assembled the entire Jewish people and said to them these are the things that Hashem has commanded you." In its most simple understanding, "these things" mentioned in this pasuk refer to the details of the construction of the mishkan which are described afterward. The Chassidic masters offer an alternative interpretation: "These things" refer to the unity and fellowship described earlier in the pasuk as Moshe assembled the entire Jewish people. That unity is אשר צוה ה׳ -- what God wants of us. Although different Jews had different roles in the service of the Temple, everyone was united in the pursuit of the common goal of serving God.

Every child is unique and has his or her own strengths and weaknesses and his or her own interests. Some students love the arts, others science; some students are bookworms, others athletes; some love Gemara, others Jewish philosophy. By acknowledging the diversity while ensuring that everyone is involved in the common pursuit of growth and of service to God and the Jewish people, we can strive for the unity that Moshe modeled as he assembled the entire Jewish people together.
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Jonathan Kroll
Head of School
Upcoming Events
Mon. Mar 12 
Sophomore Chesed day

Mon. Mar 14
Blood Drive 
 Mar. 14-19   
Sarachek B'Ball Tournament

Fri Mar. 20   
Spring Comedy
Good and Welfare
Meira (Salamon '11) & Shalom Zharnest on the birth of their daughter, Atara Ora.
Yoel Goldberg ('09) to Daniella Hersham of Yerushalayim. 
Mrs. Ellen Chait, Science Department Chair, on the passing of her beloved brother, Mr. Jay Levine. 
Dr. David Dresner on the passing of his beloved mother, Audrey Dresner.  
Mrs. Joyce Muller on the passing of her beloved father, Robert Siegel.  
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