Please have my mother Zmira bas Nechama in mind in your prayers.
To unify the branches of our family and to keep us on "the same page", I often send out questions on the Parsha each we
ek. Many of the questions, which I do share by request, are family
oriented and relate to our shared heritage and experiences.
This week, as an introduction to the Parsha, I sha
re more general questions created by a dear colleague (and by marriage, extended family member) Rabbi Edward Davis of Florida. Challenge yourself before you check the answers.
QUESTIONS FOR PARSHAT KI TISA
by Rabbi Edward Davis
I. From the Text
How did they take a census of Bnei Yisrael? (30:13)
Who washed the hands of the Kohanim? (30:19)
Who were the main craftsmen who built the Mishkan; and what tribe were they from? (31:2,13)
How were the people punished for the sin of the Golden Calf? (32:28 plus 32:34 Rashi, Rashbam and Seforno)
What is the source for the non-Jewish idea that Jews have horns? (34:29)
II. From Rashi
Why was the census taken by counting the half-shekels and not by counting the people directly? (30:12)
What was Aharon thinking when he helped the people create a Golden Calf idol? (32:5)
What ritual is imitated by sprinkling into water the dust from the ground up Golden Calf, and making the people drink it? (32:20)
What reward did the Levites receive for their loyalty to Hashem? (32:29)
What was the difference between giving of the First Tablets and the giving of the Second Tablets? (34:3)
III. From the Rabbis
For what purpose was the special aromatic anointing oil used? (Ibn Ezra 30:30, 32)
How old was Betzalel when he built the Mishkan? (Midrash)
Where do we next see a Golden Calf in TaNaCH?
IV. From the Haftorah - Parah: Why will Hashem bring Bnei Yisrael out of the Exile back to Israel?
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6 Debbie Wexler
7 Binyamin Winter
8 Shoshana Bursztyn
9 Bob Morf
12 Craig Noah Fisher
14 Roberta Grosman
17 Lisa Weinstein
25 Naphtali Zinger
27 Hazel Sidra Hering
29 Kim Fishman
30 Ed Bernstein
31 Hinda Baum
We wish much happiness and good health on this special day. עד מאה ועשרים שנה - Biz 120!!
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We commemorate the yahrtzeit of:
1 Chana Spira 14 Adar II
2 Pearl Schreibman 15 Adar I
4 Al Hochheiser 17 Adar II
4 Victor Weinstein 17 Adar II
6 Frances Hochheiser 19 Adar II
6 Max Hochheiser 19 Adar
7 Walter Hering 20 Adar
9 Sophie Levine 22 Adar I
9 Elias Gollin 22 Adar II
10 Florence Fox 23 Adar I
10 Dorothea Teitelbaum 23 Adar I
11 David Brown 24 Adar I
13 Sidney Berkowitz 26 Adar
13 Sarah Brodsky 26 Adar II
14 Eve Blyweiss 27 Adar
14 Linda Warren 27 Adar
17 Carl Messinger 1 Nisan
17 Jennie Schreibman 1 Nisan
24 David Trastman 8 Nisan
25 Isadore Markowitz 9 Nisan
26 Alice Kaplan 10 Nisan
28 Evelyn Robles 12 Nisan
29 Alexander Waldman 13 Nisan
29 Bernie Tulin 13 Nisan
30 Siegfried Kaufman 14 Nisan
נשמתם צרורות בצרור בהחיים
May their souls be bound in the bond of eternal life.
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NBA's Amar'e Stoudemire Launches a Line of All-Star Kosher Wine
NBA's Amar'e Stoudemire Launches a Line of All-Star Kosher Wine
Author: Julie L. Sagoskin
Jewish National Fund hosted an exclusive wine tasting of Stoudemire wines for major donors and gave everyone a chance to meet the star athlete at the Ronald S. Lauder JNF House in New York City on Tuesday, February 20th in New York City.
Stoudemire was very involved in the wine-making process and said he "tasted different blends for each bottle. Israel has been known as the frontrunner for grapes for thousands of years and it seemed like the perfect time to start making wines when I moved to Israel in 2015. I'm in the field, tasting the grapes, watching the grapes grow, watching the fermentation system, the barreling, the whole bit."
The collection includes the Reserve, a red wine with aromas of black fruits that characterize the Cabernet Sauvignon variety while the Grand Reserve is a mixture of aromas including black fruits, tobacco, toasted oak and ripe pepper for a rich taste. The Private Collection, which will have a limited release of 100 bottles, is sourced from Mata Vineyard of Judean Hills and is composed of a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
Tulip winery, which is producing the wines, is located in the North of Israel in Kfar Tikva, Village of Hope.
"The wines are growing in a region that JNF has a deep connection to; we allow those with disabilities to work in the vineyard," said JNF CEO Russell Robinson.
Employees at Tulip Winery are all individuals with special needs who aren't able to live at home anymore. The community employs and houses the employees who all work and live together.
Mordy Herzog of Royal Wine Corp said "Israel's been making some great wines and what Amar'e is bringing is star power to the Israeli wine business. There's a real connection to the wine and the land, it's not just a celebrity endorsement."
The NBA star is no stranger to wine - in 2015 a social media video of him bathing in a tub of red wine went viral - red by the way, is his wine of choice.
"Mr. Stoudemire shows again his support for Israel and excellent taste. We are excited to make these high quality Israeli wines available to the public, said Gabe Geller, Royal Wine's Director of Public Relations.
Stoudemire, who played for the Knicks and Heat before becoming the star forward for Hapoel Jerusalem, is also known for his activism and was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr Award by the State of Israel, Jewish National Fund and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York in March of 2017. Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Dani Dayan and JNF CEO Russell Robinson presented the sports star and activist with the award during a reception at the Mount Zion Hotel in Jerusalem. This prestigious award is given annually in celebration of Black History Month to those who have demonstrated the ideals of Dr. King through their efforts to promote diversity and tolerance.
You'll definitely want to try a bottle of this All- Star wine before it sells out!