I was very proud of our congregation this week. Almost 5 tables of Temple Beth Am members came to the big AIPAC meeting on Iran. At the meeting representative Ileana Ros Lehtinen said something that could have been taken from this week’s Parsha. She asked the question, “How do you know when Iran is lying?” And her answer was, “When you see their lips moving.”
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News at TBA
We are entering summer time, a time for action, sci-fi and spy movies, as well as lying at the beach or pool side reading a great new spy novel. I look forward every summer to re-engaging with the Israeli spy Gidon Allon, as he finds a new way to save Israel from its enemies.
Of course, this is also the time of year that we read one of the original spy stories as we saw in the Torah reading. It is a story of infiltration, reconnaissance, data analysis and, as happens more times than we would like to think, completely inaccurate conclusions.
I joke all the time about the Steven Spielberg movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and its connection to the Ark of the Covenant that was in the Temple.
We have a description in the Torah of the Ark that was first built by Moses for the Tabernacle. But to the best of my knowledge, we have no actual contemporaneous surviving picture or graphics to show us what it looked like. We can only conjecture from the text.