Pekudei

Hope For the future just like the Tribe of Don

"the third row: leshem, shevo, and achlamah" (39:12) The Kohein Gadol (the High Priest) wore the Choshen (Breast plate) that contained 12 gems, each representing the 12 tribes of Israel. The "leshem" gem represented the tribe of Dan. This gem was unique in that it reflected images upside-down.

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Daily prayer is as modernised as you want it to be!!!

ayavei es haAron el haMishkan vayasem es paroches hamasach vayasech al Aron haEidus ka’asher tzivah Hashem es Moshe (40:21) The Baal HaTurim in his commentary on this verse notes that the Torah emphasizes that every single aspect of the construction and assembly of the Mishkan was done precisely as Hashem…

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making and placing

Parshas Pekudei; Putting Things into Place If one wishes to transport a precious diamond from place A to place B, one does not make a big deal and hire out a security convoy to transport the jewel slowly - this attracts attention and raises chances of theft. Rather, a cunning…

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Pointing in the right direction

And all the work of the Mishkan Ohel Mo'ed (Tabernacle) was finished; and the Israelites did according to all that God commanded Moshe, so they did (Shemot 39:32). This verse seems to be the wrong way round though! Shouldn't it first say that the Israelites did according to all that…

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Talent...?

At the beginning of this week's Parsha, the discussion of the construction of the mishkan and its avodah is abruptly interrupted. Inserted there is a summary of the raw materials collected from Klal Yisrael. The Torah proceeds to delineate the exact sum of each material collected, followed by a precise…

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"He put the Table in the Tent of Meeting on the north side of the Tabernacle...." (40:22)

In Tractate Bava Basra 25b, it states the following: " One who desires wealth should face northward (while praying Shemonah Esrei), for the (Shulchan) Table was located in the north. However, one…

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The completion of creation!!

“Vaseichel kol avodas mishkan ohel mo’ed – Thus was completed all the work of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting.” Most traditional Meforshim explain the grammatical derivation of the unique term “vaseichel,” which appears only once in the Tanach. But the Ba’al HaTurim makes no attempt to explain the…

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