Terumah – Offering – And Offering may be described as the elevation of Shekinah(Glory) upward towards the heavens above and Behind the rivers of “KUSH from the house of Israel, Efrayim is brining “his offerings” through reconciliation along with Judah onto the Holy Mountain on earth below under the divine mandate of Mashiach ben Yosef
The Nineteenth reading from the Torah is named Terumah (?????). And In the chapter of Exodus 25:2, the Most High commanded Moses to “tell the sons of Israel to ( take) a contribution for Me.” The word translated as “contribution” is terumah (?????), which is the name of this Torah portion. In the book of the Torah, terumah refers to a certain type of offering dedicated to the Temple, like a tithe or firstfruits offering. we find in the chapter of Exodus 25 about the contribution is for the building of a holy place. This portion is about preparing for the building of the mish’kan [Tabernacle]. To provide for the materials, G-d told Moses to collect them from willing Israelites.
Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering.
In parsha Jethro,this portion explains about the Ten Commandments which was given to Israel by inviting the people to enter into a special covenant relationship with him. And we have he-artful emotional event at Mount Sinai where the people of Israel Meet HaShem for the first time and responded “All that the HaShem has Spoken We will Do”.
When Messiah Ben Yoseph ‘knocks’ (When Hashem waking in us up the desire for Torah Observance) on the door of our heart we should say it again: “All that the HaShem has Spoken We will Do”.
In Last week studies, Mishpatim, we see many list of “civil commandments” and also it defines relationships between Man and G-d, Man and Man, Man and the Land, and Man and Property.
This week Parsha, we will learn the commands concerning the Tabernacle ( mish’kan), and a deeply hidden concepts involved in which it can explore the mysteries of G-d and His creation. The Terumah word means “Heave Offering” describing the elevation of the Shekinah upward towards heavens above, especially uniting with bridegroom.
Zohar writings: “And Hashem spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Yisrael that they bring Me an offering, of every man whose heart prompts him…’” (Exodus 25:1-2). Rabbi Chiya opened the discussion saying, “For Yah has chosen Jacob to Himself, Yisrael for His peculiar possession” (psalms 135:4). How beloved are Yisrael before the Holy One, blessed be He, who desires them, and wants to be attached to them and connect Himself with them to make them a single nation in the world, as it is written, “And what one nation in the earth is like Your people Yisrael?” (II Shmuel 7:23). They wanted Him and were attached to Him, as it says, “For Yah has chosen Jacob to Himself” and, “For Hashem’s portion is His people” (Deuteronomy 32:9). He gave ministers and officers to the other nations and took Yisrael to His part.
The ark of the covenant was at the heart of the Tabernacle. As such, it corresponds to the heart of man. In Jeremiah 31:33, He said He would establish a new covenant with His people Israel. He would change their hearts by writing His Torah on them: “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My Torah within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their G-d, and they shall be My people.” -Jeremiah 31:33
So too the Torah is to be placed in our hearts. The prophet Ezekiel promises that in the process of redemption under the divine mandate mandate of Mashiach ben Yosef : Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26)
In Zohar Writings: “That they bring Me an offering” (Shemot 25:2). Here is the unification of above, ZEIR ANPIN, and of below, MALCHUT(Kingdom), under one principle. BECAUSE ‘ME’ IS ZEIR ANPIN AND ‘AN OFFERING’ IS MALCHUT (i. e Kingdom ). It is not written, ‘that they bring an offering,’ but rather “that they bring Me an offering”. From there, you “shall take My offering.” Happy is the portion of Yisrael, and happy are they all that merited this.
Zep_3:10 “From beyond the rivers of Kush my worshippers, the daughter of My dispersed ones (Ephraim), shall bring “My offering” – ( i .e My offering – Messiah Ben Yoseph) .
According to the Zohar, there is a Lower Shechina, which is Malchut ( Kingdom) and the Higher Shechina, which is BINAH ( i.e Understanding ). As a groom exults in the bride. Groom and bride allude to Zeir Anpin and malchut.
Then I heard what sounded like the roar of a huge crowd, like the sound of rushing waters, like loud peals of thunder, saying, “Halleluyah! Adonai, G-d of heaven’s armies, has begun his reign! “Let us rejoice and be glad! Let us give him the glory! For the time has come for the wedding of the Lamb,and his Bride has prepared herself — fine linen, bright and clean has been given her to wear.”
(“Fine linen” means the righteous deeds of G-d’s people.) The angel said to me, “Write: ‘How blessed are those who have been invited to the Wedding feast of the Lamb!’” Then he added, “These are G-d’s very words.” – Revelation 19:6-9
The conduct of Zeir Anpin is also called Israel (?????), and the conduct of Malchut is also called Rachel (???). Zeir Anpin possesses another quality called Jacob (????) and Malchut too possesses another quality called Leah. The GR”A explains (i.e Likutei HaGR’’A, end of Sifra D’Tzniuta.) that the reason for these two aspects of Rachel and Leah in Malchut is because there are two aspects of G_d’s kingdom. One aspect is our acceptance of the yoke of his kingdom willingly and faithfully without the force of miracles, as stated, “Say Malchut before me in order that you coronate me as your King.” This is the ultimate goal of our service of G_d and is called Rachel. The second aspect is the revelation of His kingdom by force of miracles, as in the exodus from Egypt, and as will come about in the future. This aspect displays G_d’s splendor, yet he is called, “Humble” for, “Wherever His greatness is, so is His humility.” This aspect is called Leah.
But seek ye first the Kingdom of G-d [i.e., Malchut], and his righteousness [the path of the Divine heavenly Tzaddik], and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33
Have no fear, little flock, for your Father has resolved to give you the Kingdom! – Luke 12:32
In reference to this, it is written, “That they bring Me an offering, of every man”, MEANING one called ‘man’ who has overcome his inclination, for whoever overcomes his inclination is called ‘man’. “Whose heart prompts him”: HE QUESTIONS, What does “whose heart prompts him” mean? HE ANSWERS, Rather that the Holy One, blessed be He, takes pleasure in him, as it is written, “Of You my heart has said” (Tehilim 27:8); “the strength of my heart” (Tehilim 73:26), “of a merry heart” (Mishlei 15:15) and “His heart was merry” (Rut 3:7). They all refer to the Holy One, blessed be He, MEANING THE HEART OF THE HOLY ONE, BLESSED BE HE, THAT IS, HIS GOODWILL. Here also, “Whose heart prompts him” IS THE HEART OF THE HOLY ONE, BLESSED BE HE. From Him “shall you take My offering,” because there is where THE HOLY ONE, BLESSED BE HE is found, FOR HE DWELLS IN HIM and in no other place.
Each should give according to what he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for G-d loves a cheerful giver -2 Corinthians 9:7
Yeshua Greatest Commandment’s:
And you shall love the Lord your G-d with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. In the Torah, we are told: Deuteronomy 6:5 – And you will love the Lord thy G-d with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. – Matthew 22:37
“I am giving you a new command: that you keep on loving each other. In the same way that I have loved you, you are also to keep on loving each other. – John 13:34
It may be described as follows:
- Heart: emotionally, through prayer according to will and purpose of Most High – But you, when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. Your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. – Matthew 6 :6
- Soul/Mind: Mediating Torah days and nights –Yes, keep this book of the Torah on your lips, and meditate on it day and night, so that you will take care to act according to everything written in it. Then your undertakings will prosper, and you will succeed. – Joshua 1:8
–But as soon as night fell, the brothers sent Sha’ul and Sila off to Berea. As soon as they arrived, they went to the synagogue. Now the people here were of nobler character than the ones in Thessalonica; they eagerly welcomed the message, checking the Tanakh every day to see if the things Sha’ul was saying were true. –Acts 17:10-11
They continued faithfully in the teaching of the emissaries, in fellowship, in breaking bread and in the prayers. – Acts 2 : 42
- Might ( i.e Strength): In Action following the Torah’s commands , giving tithe’s and performing acts of kindness toward others.
-If someone has worldly possessions and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how can he be loving G-d? 18 Children, let us love not with words and talk, but with actions and in reality! – 1 John 3 : 17
Therefore when you perform acts of charity ……..– Matthew 6 : 2
And this I pray, that your charity may more and more abound in knowledge, and in all understanding: – Philippians 1:9
Now by this we know that we know Him, if We keep His commandments. –1 John 2:3
He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him. -John 14:21
Started Behind the rivers of “KUSH” and blowing a SHOFAR about the World union of the Lost Tribes from Israel – (dispersed) Yehudah and (outcast)Ephraim and their Friends(Gentiles) in the reconciliation with the Jews/House of Yehudah under the Divine Mandate of Mashiach ben Yosef – Yeshua Rabbeinu our Mashiach.
As it is Written:
“From beyond the rivers of KUSH my worshipers, the daughter of My dispersed ones (Ephraim/Manasseh), shall bring My offering” – Zep_3:10
“From India even unto Ethiopia, over a hundred and twenty – seven provinces” –Esther 1:1
As it is written in Zephaniah and Esther, xerxes who ruled over 127 provinces stretching from india to cush. A note from rabbi Avraham Greenbaum on Zep. 3:‘V 12: The commentators indicate that the KOOSHIM mentioned in this verse (and in Tzephaniah 3:10) as a people who come not from Africa, as many believe, but rather from beyond the rivers of India (the Indus??? see Rashi on this verse and Targum Yonasan on Tzeph. 3:10). This would conform to the opinion in the Talmud that KUSH mentioned in Esther 1:1 was adjacent to India and not in far off Africa (Megillah 11a). It was to Kush that the Ten Tribes were exiled.
Ariel, The Watchmen from Israel notes: ‘from behind the rivers of India’ where many of the tribes are still settled. The navi also state: Zep_3: “From beyond the rivers of Kush my worshipers, the daughter of My dispersed ones (Ephraim), shall bring my offering. That is needed to liberate us from the dead sentence that we loaded on ourselves with our sins, the reason why our forefathers were exiled. The daughter of my dispersed ones (Efrayim) repented before the presence of Most High. Our Heavenly Father accepted this ‘Mincha’.
We will see that the children of Israel return to Most High and Torah of Mashiach, And will hug in the Holy Land, and will bring his offerings on the holy mountain and we will welcome the son of David on Mount Zion,Jerusalem . – Gaddi Efrayim
Ha Khadosh Baruch Hu – Baruch HaBa B’Shem Adonai
Started Behind the rivers of “KUSH” and blowing a SHOFAR about the World union of the Lost Tribes from Israel – (dispersed) Yehudah and (outcast)Ephraim and their Friends(Gentiles) in the reconciliation with the Jews/House of Yehudah under the Divine Mandate of Mashiach ben Yosef.
As it is Written:
“From beyond the rivers of KUSH my worshipers, the daughter of My dispersed ones (Ephraim/Manasseh), shall bring My offering” – ( Zephaniah 3:10)
The land of Judah became G-d’s sanctuary, and Israel became his kingdom.- Psalm 114 : 2
Beit Ya’aqov International, Created with the goal of uniting all of the Lost Tribes of Israel who are mixed with gentiles and together build as a Spiritual Holy Nation in the Diaspora under the divine mandate of Mashiach be Yosef as we love to call as Yeshua Melech HaMashiach.
Beit Yaaqov International (i.e House of Yaaqov community) is weeping and praying before the Holy presence of Most High for the true identification of Efrayim/Yisrael and reunification and reconciliation with the House of Judah. To this promise our twelve tribes, Hope to attain about the restoration of all the twelve tribes as a One people, One Nation Under One King to Serve Most Ancient Holy one of Israel.
I Kings 5:26 – 6:13
I Kings 5:12 – 6:13
Psalm 114 : 2
Zephaniah 3 : 10
I John 3 : 17
Matthew 6 : 2
Acts 2 : 42 ; 17 : 10 -11
This week’s Torah portion, Terumah, begins with this instruction to bring gifts for use in the construction of the mishkan, the portable sanctuary intended to be a dwelling-place for G-d. Terumah, the name of the Torah portion, is usually translated as “gifts.” “G-d and Torah are one,” says the Zohar — so if we study Torah, and bring Torah into ourselves, then we are also bringing G-d Terumah, he said, means more than simply gifts. The word terumah can be de constructed, the letters rearranged, into ???? ? / “Torah Mem” — the Torah of forty. The Zohar also teaches that G-d, Torah, and Israel are one, which is to say: we, and G-d, and G-d’s Name as expressed in Torah, are all part of the same unity.
Between the two k’ruvim and he spoke to him :
You shall make a cover of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. Make two cherubim of gold – make them of hammered work – at the two ends of the cover. Make one cherub at one end and the other cherub at the other end; of one piece with the cover shall you make the cherubim at its two ends. The cherubim shall have their wings spread out above, shielding the cover with their wings. They shall confront each other, the faces of the cherubim being turned toward the cover. Place the cover on top of the Ark, after depositing inside the Ark the Pact that I will give you. – Exodus. 25:17-20
The sound of the wings of the k’ruvim could be heard even in the outer courtyard sounding like the voice of G-d, Shaddai, when he speaks. -Ezekiel 10:5
Then Samuel said: “Has the HaShem as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the LORD? -1 Samuel 15:22
But this command I gave them: ‘Obey my voice, and I will be your G-d, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you. -Jeremiah 7:23
Heaven and earth: The cherubim are winged, and moreover, their wings are to point upwards towards the heavenly realms. Their faces, however, are turned downwards, towards each other and towards the Ark that they cover.
Male and female : According to Rav Kahana, in a statement found in the Babylonian Talmud, Yoma 54a, after the Israelites settled in the Land of Israel, when they would come up to the Temple in Jerusalem for the Pilgrimage Festivals, “they [the priests] would roll up the parochet [the curtain covering the entry to the Holy of Holies], and show them the cherubim, who were embracing one another, and say to them, ‘See how beloved you are before the Omnipresent One, like the love of a male and a female.’” The great mystical work, the Zohar (Vayikra 59a), goes a step further and states explicitly that one cherub was in the form of a male being, the other female.
The cherubim are placed outside and over the ark, one on each side; inside the Ark are the two engraved stone tablets. On one side of those tablets are the first five of the Ten Utterances, which largely deal with mitzvot that address the relationship between G-d and human beings, such as the prohibition on idolatry, and observance of Shabbat. On the other side are the most significant mitzvoth that govern human relationships, such as the prohibitions of theft and murder. When all is well between G-d and G-d’s people, the cherubim faced each other. When Israel sinned and rebelled, the cherubim turned away from each other.
All this being so, perhaps the most significant thing about the cherubim is what G-d says about them in verse Exodus 25:22: There I will meet with you, and I will impart to you – from above the cover, from between the two cherubim that are on top of the Ark of the Pact – all that I will command you concerning the Israelite people.
When Moshe went into the tent of meeting in order to speak with Adonai, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the ark-cover on the ark for the testimony, from between the two k’ruvim; and he spoke to him. – Numbers 7:89
We will welcome the son of David on Mount Zion,Jerusalem that is when Most High speaks again from between the Cherubim…… Amen! Baruch HaShem
To all Israel, That They Will Know Him :
‘Thus said the Master ????, “Once again I shall let the house of Yisra’el inquire of Me to do for them: I shall increase their men like a flock. “As a set-apart flock, as the flock at Yerushalayim at her appointed times, so shall the wasted cities be filled with flocks of men. And they shall know that I am Adonai. – Ezekiel 36:37-38
I May Dwell Among them:
And let them make Me a Sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. –Exodus 25:8
Here we need to focus on the concept of Shekinah(Glory) : “…that I may dwell [sh’kan as in Sh’kinah] among [in] them.” The main important concept is about the building of Mish’kan and the Holy Temple : One reason only: that the Holy Presence of the Most High would be among us. To be sure, it would be a place where offerings were made, cleansing occurred, and where the Torah was taught. And final result is that Most High dwelling among us. That is why the early followers of Yeshua our messiah referred to themselves as Ha-Derekh [the Way]. It is why the imagery of the Way to the Tree of Life [Derekh etz ha-Chaim, Gen 3:24] was evident in both the Mish’kan and the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
The Sages name this portion t’rumah? What does t’rumah really mean? The root of t’rumah is rum [resh-vav-mem]. This root verb means “to lift up.” The first usage is found in Genesis 7:17: Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. -Genesis 7:17
Beloved, t’rumah, aparche, is about lifting up, in order that we may experience the Presence of the Most High dwelling among us. In those heady days at the foot of Mount Sinai, we lifted up the materials used to construct the Mish’kan, the Tabernacle. After we lifted up, Moses’ faithfully recounted the pattern. Betzalel, filled with the Spirit of Wisdom, constructed the Ark and the furnishings. Aaron and his sons were anointed. The Mish’kan and all of its furnishings were anointed. And then… the Presence of the Most High came down and filled that place.
The infinite G-d filled a space. The Holy One, blessed is He, rested among men and finally his Sh’kinah(glory) physically dwelt among us!
The Word became a flesh and lived with us, and we saw his Sh’khinah ( Glory )… — John 1 : 14 And As it is written: I heard a loud voice from the throne say, “See! G-d’s Sh’khinah is with mankind, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and he himself, G-d-with-them, will be their G-d. – Revelation 21:3
….For G-d’s temple is holy, and you yourselves are that temple. – I Corinthians 3 : 17
Or don’t you know that your body is a temple for the Ruach HaKodesh who lives inside you, whom you received from G-d? The fact is, you don’t belong to yourselves – 1 Corinthians 6:19
From the book of Zohar about “Heave-Offering”:
Soncino Zohar, Shemoth, Section 2, Page 147a-b – AND THIS IS THE HEAVE-OFFERING WHICH YE SHALL TAKE FROM THEM. Said R. Eleazar: This verse has been interpreted and the inner mystery thereof explained. But there is evidently a contradiction between the above verse (where it says “That they take Me a heave-offering”) and this. First it says, “take Me”; then “take My heave offering”; then “take from them”. However, the whole meaning amounts to this: “Take Me (as) a heave-offering”- but who should take? The children of Israel. And from whom should they take? “From every man whose heart impells him”, namely from the supernal angels above, upon whom this “Heave” (the Shekinah) is raised, those who do perpetually raise Her up to the Supernal King; and when Israel is worthy, they take Her from them and bring Her down. Who are those angels? The four who raise Her, and in whom the Heart (G-d) takes delight. Yet, though this “heave- offering” is borne aloft by them, “ye shall take” from them, in order to bring Her down to earth. How are they to do so, even in this dispensation? By the power of good works, prayer, and the keeping of the Law. But at the time when the Temple yet stood, it was by means of the colours that were manifested below, after the pattern of the colours above, through the sacrificial worship. Those colours drew down the Terumah (the Shekinah) to the lower spheres; that is to say, the colours which were below prevailed over those that were above, the former bringing down the latter, one entering into the other, the former becoming “bodies” for the latter. Therefore it says, “which ye shall take from them”. GOLD, AND SILVER, ETC. Gold is included in Gabriel. The supernal gold is carried below by Gabriel, and seven kinds of gold separate themselves from it. “Silver” above is united with Michael below, and one rests on the other. “Brass” is also above; it originates from gold, because gold and five have the same symbolism. It is fire which brings forth brass, and from this power emanate supernal mysterious serpents (nehashim = nehosheth = brass) and Seraphim brought forth by fire (from saraph, to burn). Therefore brass is golden, lit with orange and red, like fire. It is contained in Noriel (Fire of G-d) and forms his body. Techeleth (purple blue) is contained in both brass and gold, and derives energy from both sides. It possesses great strength and nothing can obtain dominion over it. It forms the throne of the power of judgement, and is therefore called “Boel” (“In him is El”, i.e. God as Power), as it is written: “And El (God) is angry every day” (Psalms. 7, 12). But when men turn back to God with perfect repentance, his name is changed into Raphael (G-d heals): for he brings healing to assuage the pains of that bitter judgement. In “purple-red” (Argaman) gold and silver are fused: Michael and Gabriel are intertwined with each other, and of this it is written: “He maketh peace among the dwellers on high” (Job 25, 2). The two, being joined one with the other, become one body.
Our Master Yeshua is the t’rumah of Most High. He was lifted up, so that the Holy One of Israel, blessed is He, could dwell among [in] us. He is our present Mish’kan. And we ourselves must lift Him up. Yeshua is the t’rumah. But now Messiah is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits [aparche] of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. -1 Corinthians 15:20-21
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So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded messiah in this way, we do so no longer.
So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Messiah merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! – 2 Corinthians 5:16
In fact, the Tanakh says so: Adam, the first man, became a living human being; but the last “Adam” has become a life-giving Spirit ( ie. Quickening Spirit / Soul Torah ) . – 1 Corinthians 15:45
Soul of Mashiach:
And whoever breathes the fear of G-d is participating of the Spirit of Messiah.the Psalmist says about him: “Your throne, G-d, is forever… you love righteousness and reject wickedness, therefore G-d, your G-d, has anointed you ; oil of joy above your fellows” -Psalms 45:7.
As it is written: “Breathed into his nostrils” (Genesis 2:7) Here we find a very good connection between the “Nose” and “Messiah”. The Holiness comes by the merits of the Soul of Messiah, for it is written ‘The Breath of our Nostrils is the Messiah of HaShem’ (Lam 4:20). With Messiah we will seek connection with the Creator; for it is written: “He will breathe the fear of God” (Isaiah 11:3). For it’s written: ‘His name is forever, before the Sun Yinon is his name’ (Psalm 72:17). Mashiach is higher than the order of Creation (cf. Ohr haTorah, Mikets p. 2202).
And the Word was made flesh, and tabernacled among us… -John 1:14b
He was wearing a robe that had been soaked in blood, and the name by which he is called is, “THE WORD OF G-D ( i.e The Dvar HaShem) .” – Revelation 19 : 13
We too are His t'rumah. We are His first fruits ( aparche ). We are His heave offering lifted up. We might be a Kind of First fruits of His Creatures
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits [aparche] of His creatures. -James 1:17-18
ABOVE SHALL BE BELOW, BELOW ABOVE – studies from Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Greenbaum
From this week’s parshah of TERUMAH onwards until the end of the book of Exodus — five parshahs — the central theme is the Sanctuary built by the Children of Israel in the Wilderness. The Sanctuary is the prototype of the Holy Temple destined to stand eternally in Yerushalayim.
At the close of TETZAVEH and Exodus, we read how G-d’s Cloud of Glory dwelled constantly over the Sanctuary. Leviticus opens immediately with the Voice of G-d emanating to Moses from between the mouths of the Cherubs in the Holy of Holies, giving him the detailed laws of the Temple sacrifices.
The Torah never wastes a word or a single letter. It is therefore a great wonder that many of the passages about the Sanctuary, its vessels and the priestly garments that we read this week and next in TERUMAH and TEZTAVEH are, as mentioned, repeated almost word for word in VAYAKHEL and PEKUDEY. The “mirroring” of the explanation of the IDEA in the account of its ACTUALIZATION comes to communicate something that is at the very core of the Temple-Sanctuary idea. The Temple or Sanctuary are a “replica” and “mirror” of the Heavenly Sanctuary, which is in the “mind” or will of G-d. They are a “replica” in which the materials of this world — metals, wood, fabrics, etc. — are used to bring a “reflection” of heaven into the minds and consciousness of ordinary people.
In this way, what is “above” — “in heaven” — actually dwells and exists in material form in this world “below”. And through this, “below” becomes “above”. “And they will take for Me an offering. And they will make Me a Sanctuary, and I will dwell WITHIN THEM” (Ex. 25 vv. 2, 8).
TERUMAH – LIFTING UP
King David (who prepared the way for the Temple) instituted that One Hundred Blessings should be recited daily (Rambam, Laws of Prayer7:14). These hundred blessings (made up of the morning blessings, the thrice repeated Shmonah Esray, the blessings before and after two daily meals, etc.) correspond to the hundred ADNEY KESEF, “sockets of silver” (Ex. 26:19; Shaarey Orah). These ADNEY KESEF were the solid bases in which the “standing” boards that made up the Sanctuary walls were planted. These “sockets” of solid silver are what kept the boards upright. This silver came from the 100 KIKAR of silver contributed by the Children of Israel in response to the command with which our parshah of TERUMAH begins: “Let them take an offering.and silver” (Ex. 25:3 and Rashi ad loc.; Ex. 38:26-7).
KESEF, “silver”, is related to the word for “longing” — as in KISUFin. Thus 100 ADNEY KESEF alludes to the hundred times we bless the name of G-d (A-D-N-Y), our Lord, with longing and yearning for His holiness to dwell with us! This small “contribution” on our part is what keeps the entire Sanctuary standing!
–Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Greenbaum
Haftarat Terumah – ‘Heave Offering’ (1 Kings 5:26-6:13)
In this Haftarat Studies : As it is Concerning the Solmon Temple which you are building that if you walk in My statutes, execute My judgments, keep all My commandments, and walk in them, then I will perform My word with you, which I spoke to your father David. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel. -1 Kings 6:12-13
And in the book of II Chronicles: Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My Name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. -II Chronicles 7:15-16
Beloved, We should understand that the Mish’kan, the First and Second Temples were His dwelling place. We should seek and pray for its rebuilding, and long for its times of offering – evening, morning, and afternoon. You see, our spiritual ancestors, prophets and the first disciples of Yeshua were dedicated to the Temple, to worship the Most Ancient Holy one of Israel. After Messiah’s resurrection, it was the meeting place of His followers. –And they worshipped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the Temple praising and blessing G-d. -Luke 24:52-53
There can be a Temple with a Re-united 12 tribes of Israel( i.e reconciled in Peace and Unity to Serve Most Holy one of Israel ) . Through True Teshuva(i.e Repentance) there can be Redemption and a Kingdom for all the 12 tribes of Israel under the divine mandate of Mashiach ben Yosef.
As it is written: The land of Judah became G-d’s sanctuary, and Israel became his kingdom. – Psalm 114 : 2
Beit Yaaqov International (i.e House of Yaaqov community) is weeping and praying before the Holy presence of Most High for the true identification of Efrayim/Yisrael and reunification and reconciliation with the House of Judah.
To this promise our twelve tribes, Hope to attain about the restoration of all the twelve tribes as a One people, One Nation Under One King to Serve Most Ancient Holy one of Israel. – -Jeremiah 31:33, Ezekiel 37:23-25, Acts 26:7
My Servant David shall be their prince forever. And He will rule the House of Ya‘akov forever — there will be no end to his Kingdom.” – Ezekiel 37 :24 , Luke 1 :33
Most High, our G-d and toward Your people Israel and their prayer and restore the service to the Holy of Holies of Your Temple. The fire-offerings of Israel and their prayer accept with love and favor, and may the service of Your people Israel always be favourable to You.
We should also pray like the words of King David, who said, “Create in me a clean heart, O G-d” – Psalm 51:10.
Then we may declare along with him, “I delight to do Your will, O my G-d; Your Torah is within my heart” -Psalm 40:8.
May our eyes behold Your return to Zion in compassion.
Blessed are You, HaShem, Who restores His Presence to Zion.
Gaddi – President