Robb Schwartz was recently appointed as an elder at Ben David. He was raised in a Conservative Jewish home and was a Bar Mitzvah at Temple Sinai in Long Beach, California. He has been a believer in Messiah Yeshua since 1979. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from San Diego State University, a Masters Degree in Organization Development (MHROD) from University of San Francisco, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University. After 28 years of employment at McDonnell Douglas / The Boeing Company, he retired in 2015. He lives in Orange with his wife, Nancy, and his daughter Shayna.
Robb is the author of Operation Last Exodus, published in 2012. He also authors a blog by the same name (Operation Last Exodus).
Parashah: Vayakhel - "And Assembled” & Pekudei — “The Reckonings”
Exodus 35:1 – 38:20 & 38:21 – 40:38
Chazak! Chazak! Venischazeik! (Be strong! Be strong! And may we be strengthened!)
— Haftarah Shabbat HaChodesh: Ezekiel 45:16 — 46:18
From the fact that the commandment to observe the Shabbat precedes the building of the Mishkan, the sages concluded that labor is of value only if it can have a sacred as well as a secular purpose; otherwise, it is innately trivial - all our labor for the earthly things is just vanity and striving after wind...
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