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The Sanctuary and the Sabbath

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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 and the Mishkan, and thereby outline the Divine template for a meaningful life. (Maamar, Vayakhel Moshe 5714)
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Mishkan, Makif & Penimi; Sovev & Memalle, 39 Melachot, Vayak'hel-Pekudei, Shabbat, Prohibition of Work on Shabbat, Vayak'hel

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Catherine Hayne February 17, 2014

the Holy Zohar says.. He opened and said "Take from among you an offering to Hashem: whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it.." (Shemot 35:5). Come and see, when a man wills himself to worship his Master, the will first reaches the heart, which is the basis and foundation of the entire body. Then that goodwill is diffused in all the members of the body; and the will of the members of the body and the will of the heart combine, and draw to themselves the splendour of the Shechina to rest on them. Such a man becomes the portion of the Holy One, blessed be He. Reply

This class analyzes an aspect of the weekly Torah portion or upcoming holiday. While providing a basic understanding of the subject matter, the lesson delves into its deeper and more complex dimensions with emphasis on the spiritual relevance to our daily lives. Inspiration for both the novice and advanced student.