A Purpose of the Mishkan

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We often look at the Mishkan from the perspective of Sefer Vayikra (korbanot). Yet there has been no mention of korbanot yet! Thus far in the Torah it would seem that the purpose of the Mishkan is to store the Luchot (Aron) and a place for the Shechina to rest (kaporet).

What is the relationship between the Mishkan on the one hand and Nevuah/the Shechina/Ruach HaKodesh on the other? What is the purpose of the Bigdei Kehuna; the only precedent we have for a special outfit is the ketonet of Yosef.

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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, February 14th, 2019 (9 Adar Rishon 5779)