Feb. 27, 2019

Vayakhel and Pekudei

Vayakhel and Pekudei - Free Will

Parsha Vayakel is read this week along with Shemot 30:11-16 for Parsha Skekalin. This Shabbos is the first of the Four Special Shabbatot which is on Rosh Chodesh Adar. We have two Adars this year. Next week we will read Parsha Pekudei.

Choose to Belong

These two parshas end the second book of Torah.

The book of Shemos starts with the  Jewish Nation in slavery through exile to revelation. The revelation is At the base of Mount Sinai, Jews choose to belong and make a freewill choice to be with the Jewish Nation.


Yoga—Pick your yoga (free will choice)

Choose the yoga practice that is right for you.

Here are just a few of the more popular types of yoga with only the basic focus itemized (from MatsMatsMats.com).


Bikram yoga

Comprehensive workout.

Muscle strength and endurance.


Weight loss.

Yoga practice in a room with 95-105 degree temperature.


Chair yoga

Chair poses.

Promotes healing and transformation.

Good for senior citizens and persons with limited mobility.


Hatha yoga- My favorite

Basic form of yoga.

Foundation of all yoga styles.

Poses and breathing.

Exercise and stress management.



Iyengar yoga

Uses props.

Poses held for a minute.

Very slow pace.


Power yoga

Powerful, sweat producing, muscle building.

Intense aerobic workout.


Restorative yoga

Lying on floor.

Depends on blocks, blankets and yoga bolsters.

Passively allowing muscles to relax.