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The Eternal Mishkan

Parshah Curiosities: Vayakhel-Pekudei

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The Eternal Mishkan: Parshah Curiosities: Vayakhel-Pekudei

Examining the commentaries on the seemingly redundant word “mishkan” (Tabernacle) reveals profound insight into the everlasting nature of the mishkan.
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christian murek tucson az usa March 5, 2018

dear rabbi Kaplan enjoying your talks. you made a passing reference to the incident of Yeshua and paying taxes to seemed to imply that the answer of "render unto Caesar not correct WHY so? was it not lawful for a Jew to pay taxes to the government of Caesar? Would one violate Torah in paying taxes? Reply

Rabbi Mendel Kaplan thornhill March 6, 2018
in response to christian murek:

You totally missed my point. It has nothing to do with the particulars of that story, and everything to do with the notion/ideal/theology that there are two two separate wolds which cannot be made compatible etc

Robert Goodman March 9, 2018
in response to Rabbi Mendel Kaplan:

Ok so it could be, render onto Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar. If G-d had appointed Ceasar and set up a taxation system towards the betterment of all beings. Then to render onto to Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar is indeed G-d's will. Or it appears that way at least.

Render onto G-d what is G-ds, I would say meaning give yourself to G-d as it is written we belong to him.

One is an instruction the other a truth.

The two worlds have different tasks to complete and learn by.

Have access to both worlds is a double blessing.



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