Pekudei – Shlishi

March 2, 2013, by

They also made the robe, with its reinforced neck hole. The craftsmen placed the alternating bells and “pomegranates” around the hem of the robe. They made the tunics, hats and britches for all the kohanim. They made the Kohein Gadol’s belt and the Tzitz, the golden head plate placed over his turban with its blue […]

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Pekudei – Chamishi

March 2, 2013, by

G-d told Moshe to erect the Mishkan on the first day of the month of Nisan. He should place the Ark behind the partition, set up the table and light the Menorah. The altars and the basin should be put in their proper locations and the courtyard enclosure should be set up all around. Then, […]

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Pekudei – Shishi

March 2, 2013, by

And so, on the first of Nisan in the second year of the Exodus, Moshe assembled the Mishkan and put everything in its proper place. (In this aliyah, Moshe positions the Ark, the table, the Menorah and the golden incense altar…

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Pekudei – Sh’vi’i

March 2, 2013, by

… and in this aliyah, he positions the copper altar used for sacrifices, the basin and the courtyard enclosure.) When Moshe finished setting things up, G-d caused His Presence to manifest in a cloud, filling the Mishkan with His glory. Moshe couldn’t enter the Mishkan because it was so full of G-d’s glory. (We see […]

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Pekudei – Haftarah

March 2, 2013, by

This week’s haftarah continues from where the haftarah of Vayakhel left off, telling us of the completion of the actual building of the Temple, and then some of the dedicatory events that occurred. It is also the same haftarah as for the second day of Sukkot, except that this one begins two verses earlier. The […]

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Vayakhel – Rishon

March 1, 2013, by

Moshe gathered the people and, after reminding them that they may not work on Shabbos, he told them of G-d’s instructions regarding building the Mishkan. Moshe called for the contributions of precious materials, as well as for volunteers from among the skilled individuals, to make all the vessels and garments that G-d had described.

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Vayakhel – Sheini

March 1, 2013, by

The gathering dispersed and the volunteers and donors soon presented themselves to Moshe. People donated all sorts of jewelry and coins to the cause. They also brought the cloth, hides and wood that were required. Women volunteered to spin the necessary fabrics. The leaders of the Tribes donated the stones for the breastplate, as well […]

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Vayakhel – Shlishi

March 1, 2013, by

Moshe informed the people that G-d had selected Betzalel as chief architect, providing him with the necessary skill. Oholiav was to assist, likewise endowed with appropriate talents. They and other craftsmen were to make everything as G-d had instructed. The workmen took the materials Moshe had collected and got to work. The people continued to […]

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