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Terumah — Exodus 25:1 – 27:19

Master architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) once remarked that “God lies in the details.” His refined glass and steel structures defined mid-20th century architecture, and anyone looking carefully at his Seagram Building or the Barcelona Pavilion will notice the way his materials meet with their surroundings – the way form and function work […] http://bethsholomsf.org/terumah-exodus-251-2719-3/ Continue Reading...

Julian Rapaport’s Bar Mitzvah

Shalom, my name is Julian Rapaport. I am a seventh grader at The Brandeis School of San Francisco. People describe me as an “old soul” and I guess they are right. I love playing Beatles records on my new turntable, listening to Mel Brooks’ 2,000 Year Old Man, and following politics. I also play saxophone in […] http://bethsholomsf.org/julian-rapaports-bar-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Terumah — Exodus 25:1–27:19

“Color and I are one.“ So quipped Paul Klee during his 1914 painting journey to Tunisia, which he viewed as a major breakthrough for his art. He insisted that the trip enabled him to embrace his calling: “I am a painter.“ In this week’s reading, the Israelites are called upon to contribute a remarkable panoply […] http://bethsholomsf.org/terumah-exodus-251-2719-2/ Continue Reading...

Pekudei (Exodus 38:21-40:38)

The American investment manager Diane Garnick (born 1967) once remarked that: “Accounting does not make corporate earnings or balance sheets more volatile. Accounting just increases the transparency of volatility in earnings.“ Just how volatile are the earnings of the burgeoning Jewish community we read about this week in Pekudei? An accounting must now be made […] http://bethsholomsf.org/pekudei-exodus-3821-4038/ Continue Reading...

Terumah — Exodus 25:1-27:19

Addressing fellow architects at a meeting sponsored by the Art Workers’ Guild at Barnard’s Inn, London, on November 20, 1891, renowned English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist William Morris (1834 – 1896) critiqued a recent building project: “I repeat again, I think it is the most important side of architecture altogether, the […] http://bethsholomsf.org/terumah-exodus-251-2719/ Continue Reading...