Vayakhel – Shlishi

Get Busy!

By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

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 donate at such a rate that the builders told Moshe they didn’t know what to do with it all! Moshe made a general announcement that the people should stop bringing materials, as the crew already had more than they needed.

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