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Torah Talk for Parashat Pekudei

March 9, 2016 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this final parasha in the book of Shemot (Exodus), the work of constructing the Mishkan (Tabernacle) is completed; Moshe receives the command to anoint its vessels and to anoint Aharon and the cohanim (priests).

The author or Author of the Torah did not divide the text into parashot or into chapters; those divisions were made much later. The A/author wrote Five Books with no portion or chapter breaks. This means that each book must have a theme or subject matter distinct from the other four books. What might this be in the case of the book of Shemot? Read more >