The Torah In Haiku: Vayak’heil / P’kudei

Mishkan building fund
Moses asks, the people give
More than is needed

Centuries later
Many synagogues struggle
To fill budget holes


The picture is of a street-side tzedakah box I saw in Jerusalem. I believe it reads “Charity to support (to strengthen) the synagogue”. Anyone whose Hebrew skills are better than mine should feel free to let me know if that’s not correct.


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About Ed Nickow

Ed Nickow is a teacher and member of the Board of Trustees at Temple Chai, Long Grove, IL. This post is from his blog The Torah in Haiku.

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