A whole can become broken, but a half can become a whole.
To build a Home of Oneness, come with a half-shekel silver. Here is how you build a purifying washing station, here is how you blend an anointing oil, here is how you blend a fine spice mixture. The Temple artisan is named Betzalel. Descending from the mountain with the inscribed tablets in hand, Moses is greeted by a golden calf and a people worshipping it. Moses shatters the tablets against the mountain and destroys the idol. Moses then pleads with God to forgive the people. God is reluctant. Moses persists. After eighty days beseeching God, Moses descends with the new set of tablets. It is the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur.
Betrayal is a schism, the severing of a connection and one of the most devastating feelings one will experience in life; betrayed in a relationship, with a friend, by G-d, or even by ourselves. Is it possible to heal from this, repair and rebuild after being broken?Read More