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Pekudei – “An Accounting”

This week’s parasha is entitled Pekudei which means “accounting of.”  It covers Exodus 38:21-40:38. Moses commanded the Levites to write down everything that was used to make the Tabernacle of Testimony. Ithamar, son of Aaron, was in charge of keeping the list. (verse 21). These are the amounts of the materials used for the tabernacle. Two things here, first, later

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Vayakhel-Pekudei – “And He Assembled”-“Amount/Number”

The parashas this Shabbat are Vayakhel, meaning And He Assembled and Pekudei, meaning amount or number, and concludes the book of Exodus. We again meet Bezalel and Oholiab and those working with them to skillfully and lovingly craft the articles for the Mishkan. This is a bittersweet passage. Bitter, because it comes right after the golden calf tragedy. In Moses’

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Vayakhel-Pekudei – “And He Assembled”-“Amount”

This week we also have a double Parasha, entitled Vayakhel-Pekudei, and it covers Exodus chapters 35 to 40.  At the end of the previous parasha, Moses had returned from Mount Sinai carrying a second set of stone tablets.  He announced to the Jewish people that they were about to begin a building campaign for the Lord.  It would include manufacturing

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Pekudei – “An Accounting”

Today’s Torah portion is entitled Pekudei meaning “An Accounting” and goes from Exodus 38:21 through chapter 40 and completes the book.  It includes a description of the quantities of each material used in the Tabernacle’s construction; as well as the colors, elements, and detail required in creating the priestly garments.  Moses inspects everything, and the Tabernacles is set up for

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Vayakhel-Pekudei – “And He Assembled–“An Accounting”

This Shabbat we have two parashas: Vayakhel which means, “And He Assembled” and Pekudei which means, “An Accounting” and it covers Exodus 35:1-40:36. Chapter 35 opens with a serious reminder for Israel to observe the Sabbath.  God then invited any Israelis with generous hearts to bring offerings for the Tabernacle. They brought gold, silver and brass; cloth, leathers rams and badgers skins,

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Vayakhel-Pekudei: “And He Assembled”-“An Accounting”

This Sabbath we have two parashas, the first is called Vayakhel which means, “And he assembled” it covers Exodus 35:1-38:20. The second is Pekudei which means, “An accounting” and it covers Exodus 38:21–40:38. These chapters are on the creation and construction of the Tabernacle, with its materials and furnishings. These subjects are filled with knowledge pertaining to Heaven, salvation, the

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Pekudei – “Amounts Of”

This week our parasha is Pekudei which translates to “the amount or number”.  Pekudei is the last parasha of Exodus and covers Exodus 38:21- 40:38.  This week we will see the establishment of the Tabernacle and the priestly garments that we have discussed these past weeks. Since we are ending Exodus, I will also be discussing the Mosaic Covenant and

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Vayakhel-Pekudei – “And He Assembled-The Amount”

The parashot for this Shabbat are entitled Vayakhel, meaning And He Assembled and Pekudei, meaning the Amount or Number. Moses assembles the people of Israel and restates to them the commandment to observe the Shabbat. He then conveys God’s instructions regarding the making of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). The people donate the required materials in abundance, bringing gold, silver and copper;

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