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Vayakhel – “And He Assembled”

This week’s parasha, Vayakhel, means “And He assembled” and covers Exodus 35:1-38:20. It gives an account of how the Tabernacle and its furnishings were constructed. Moses assembled the people of Israel and reminded them to observe the Sabbath. Then he told them to take up a collection of materials to be used in making the Tabernacle and its furnishings, including

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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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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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VaYakhel – “And He Assembled”

This week's parasha is called, VaYakhel, which means, "and he assembled."  It covers Exodus Chapter 35:1 - 38:20.  This parasha covers the actual building of the tabernacle and its implements as well as the altar of sacrifice and the courtyard of the tabernacle.  The instructions for building the tabernacle, the implements and the courtyard were given by God, through Moses,

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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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