Torah Talk for Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei
March 21, 2017 by
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 >