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Mishkan, The (Tabernacle)

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Mishkan, The (Tabernacle): a) the tabernacle or temporary Sanctuary in which the Divine Presence dwelled during the Jews’ journeys through the desert; b) the portion of the tabernacle and the Temple building before the Holy of Holies which contained the inner altar, the table for the showbread, and the menorah

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Hashem’s Presence, through Love 11 Nissan, 5742 • April 4, 1982 RankRankRankRankRankRank
Hashem’s Presence, through Love
Even after a week of consecration for the Holy Tabernacle, the Jews still did not merit for G-d Himself to consecrate the Tabernacle. Only when Aaron brought his sacrifice on the eighth day, did G-d finally manifest His awesome Glory. The sages teach: “Be...
Vayakhel – Should Taxes Be Optional?
When paying taxes, few people offer to contribute more than required. However by the construction of the Mishkan, the tabernacle, the Jews donated well beyond what was needed, why?
The Do-It-Yourself Temple Terumah Parshah Report RankRankRankRankRankRank
The Do-It-Yourself Temple
Rabbi Kadoozy reports on the portable Temple the Israelites used in the wilderness, and Jono tries to build one
Does a Sinner Belong in G‑d’s Home? A Taste of Text—Terumah RankRankRankRankRankRank
Does a Sinner Belong in G‑d’s Home?
The Tabernacle was to be built by every man, woman and child. Even a Jew who may appear to be a sinner is still obligated and capable of building a dwelling for G‑d.
Where Is G‑d’s Home?
A strange detail in the construction of the Temple’s “Holy of Holies” reveals the secret of where G‑d lives.
Cedar Trees in a Desert? Parshat Terumah RankRankRankRankRankRank
Cedar Trees in a Desert?
The primary material necessary for building the Divine Sanctuary was cedar wood. Now, since the Jews were journeying in a hostile desert, how could they possibly procure the required cedar wood, and in formidable quantity?! This class will solve the...
The Mysterious 'Tachash' Creature The Uppermost Covering of the Mishkan RankRankRankRankRankRank
The Mysterious 'Tachash' Creature
The uppermost covering of the Divine Sanctuary, the Mishkan, was the hide of a creature the Torah identifies as the 'Tachash'. The Sages disagree as to what type of creature it was, but all agree that it existed only then and that its hide was...
The Sanctuary and the Sabbath
On Shabbat work is forbidden. But what defines work? The Torah defines work as any of the activities that were required for the construction or function of the Mishkan, the Divine Sanctuary. This class will explain the deeper connection between Shabbat...
Transforming Falsehood Letters and Numbers of Torah - Terumah RankRankRankRankRankRank
Transforming Falsehood
The Sanctuary that Moses built in the wilderness was constructed of a kind of pillar called a "keresh" (kuf, shin, reish.) These are the same letters as the world for falsehood "sheker" (shin, kuf, reish) and the word for connection "kesher" (kuf, shin,...
Shabbat and Building a Home for G-d How to Study Torah - Vayakhel RankRankRankRankRankRank
Shabbat and Building a Home for G-d
Why are these portions that talk all about building the Tabernacle also the context for learning about a day of rest? What is the connection between observing Shabbat and making a place for G-d's presence to dwell?
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