Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Trumah with Rabbi David Wolkenfeld
Rabbi David Wolkenfeld is the rabbi of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago’s Lakeview neighbourhood. He grew up in Manhattan, has a B.A. in History from Harvard University and has completed graduate coursework in Medieval Jewish History at Yeshiva University. He studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar in Efrat and also at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut. He has semikhah (rabbinic ordination) from Rabbi Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg, and Rabbi She’ar Yashuv Kohen in Israel, and from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York.
In parshat Trumah the people of Israel are called upon to contribute to the building of the temple – gold, silver, copper, dyed wool, animal skins, and more. On Mount Sinai, Moses is given detailed instructions on how to construct this Temple. In the Sanctuary’s inner chamber, was the ark, containing the tablets with the Ten Commandments. In the outer chamber stood the seven-branched menorah. Outside the sanctuary stood the copper-plated altar.
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