Rabbi Jason Strauss is the rabbi of Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe in Brighton, MA and a Judaic Studies teacher at Maimonides School in Brookline, MA.
Rabbi Strauss studied for rabbinical ordination at Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He completed his masters degree in education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2013 and his bachelors degree in engineering at Columbia University in 2011. Before that, he spent a year studying at Yeshivat Shaalvim in Israel.
This week’s Torah portion – Parashat Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19) – is largely dedicated to the detailed instructions for the building of the holy Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant. Our discussion focuses on the somewhat confusing idea of the divine command to be voluntary generous.
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