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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei

March 21, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In these parshiyot the Bnei Yisrael bring so many materials for the construction of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) that Moshe tells them to stop; Betzalel and Oholiav, gifted craftspeople, construct the elements of the Mishkan. The work of constructing the Mishkan is completed; Moshe receives the command to anoint its vessels and to anoint Aharon and the cohanim (priests).

There is a classic debate between Rashi (11th century Franco-Germany) and Ramban (13th century Spain/Palestine) about the building of the Mishkan. Read more >