𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: Terumah Heave offering — תְּרוּמָה or Terumoh, Terimuh, or Trumah (תְּרוּמָה—Hebrew for “gift” or “offering,” the twelfth word and first distinctive word in the parashah) is the nineteenth weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the seventh in the Book of Exodus. The parashah tells of God’s instructions to make the Tabernacle and its furnishings. The parashah constitutes Exodus 25:1–27:19. It is made up of 4,692 Hebrew letters, 1,145 Hebrew words, 96 verses, and 155 lines in a Torah Scroll (Sefer Torah).Jews in the Diaspora read it the nineteenth Sabbath after Simchat Torah, generally in February and rarely in early March.
📜 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞: Exodus 25–27:19
🌬 𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: The Terumah is not just an offering or tithe it is a system for worshipping through our giving and a system for financial freedom and abundance. I learned of the Terumah form of tithes and offerings over 2-years ago and started to use the Terumah App which helps me calculate the various forms of offerings and tithes such as setting side a offering for the three pilgrimage feast: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot so that when these holidays come you can afford to celebrate them, an offering to the poor, an offering to your faith community, an offering directly to your supervising priest (a faith leader(s) who pours into you) and an offering for your retirement. This form of tithing has truly helped my financial health. We have gravely misunderstood the tithe and offerings and if we implemented this form of giving our communities would be much more financially secure.
𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞: I use the Zoe Ministries Terumah App by Min. Naomi Jordan-Cook to calculate the various tithes and offerings and the app includes a book on the Terumah by ArchBishop E. Bernard Jordan so you can better understand what Torah says about this system of giving. Download the app for free here: https://www.zoeministries.com/tarumah-app/
𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: If every Bible believer in your community tithed to the poor how would your community change?
📖 𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤’𝐬 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐡 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧!