Parashat Terumah: Putting up walls

ByRABBI JAY KELMAN
February 21, 2017 15:54

Sometimes barriers are needed, but when it comes to the Jewish people free-flowing open spaces are required.




Art by Pepe Fainberg

Art by Pepe Fainberg. (photo credit:PEPE FAINBERG)

IF THE President of the United States has his way, construction companies are going to have a field day with contracts to build thousands of miles of a border wall up for grabs. In addition to physical walls, he hopes to build economic walls as he renegotiates trade deals, some of which have been in place for decades.

While there are times when they may be needed, walls – whether in one’s home or along the border – create distance, dividing one area from another.

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