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Pekudei – Sh’vi’i
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… 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 […]
Pekudei – Haftarah
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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 […]
Vayakhel-Pekudei 5770: Integral Ingredients
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In this shiur on Parshat Vayakhel and Pekudei, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the use of the term ‘chacham lev”, wise hearted, to describe the artisans involved with the mishkan. Mrs Smiles also speaks about the term “as Hashem commanded Moshe,” which repeats eighteen times throughout the parsha.
The Relationship between the Tabernacle and Shabbat
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Six days work should be performed and the seventh day should be sacred for you as a sabbatical day to Hashem. Anyone who performs work on it should die. (Sefer Shemot 35:2) And Moshe said to all the congregation of Bnai Yisrael, “This is the thing that Hashem has commanded you saying: Take from yourselves […]
Vayakhel – Rishon
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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.
Vayakhel – Sheini
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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 […]
Vayakhel – Shlishi
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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 […]