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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 Caesar...you seemed to imply that the answer of "render unto Caesar etc...is 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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