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“Terumah”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a look what SOME might call one of the most detailed, and therefore boring portions in the Torah. (they often lie, of course…) Parsha “Terumah,” Exodus 25:1 through 27:19).

It’s also a lead-pipe cinch that there’s much more to this one “than meets the eye”.

First, the Erev Shabbat overview — and some of the many reasons why:

SSM Terumah 2018

These teachings are available live each week via Paltalk, in the “Walking Torah with Shabbat Shalom Mesa” room (interactively, via and also simulcast at:

The Sabbath Day teaching this week is a Whole Different Deal than usual, for that reason. Mark is generally wary of <em>over-spiritualizin'</em> the Bible; sometimes, however, we miss the point if we FAIL to see that there’s more than detail in the detail. Yes, he does sometimes get a bit “nerdy” – but in this case, maybe that’s the point.

“Terumah: and what the heck does Negative Half-Cycle have to do with a ‘Tabernacle’?”



Alternative links via Hebrew Nation Radio:

Erev Shabbat:

Sabbath Day:

“Terumah” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for another two-part look at this week’s Torah portion (parsha “Terumah”, Exodus 25:1 through 27:19).

The Erev Shabbat overview introduces the first detail concerning the Mishkan (‘tabernacle’) and begins a look at why this apparent “digression” from the main story happens NOW:

SSM Terumah 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week is itself a digression of a sort, since it seems that — like the ancient Israelites — we, too, are at a major crossroads, and a story that seems to have paused, while heading for a climax.  There’s FAR more here than might meet the eyes, from pi to parables:

Why THIS digression, now?