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Constructing the Tabernacle

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Parshiyot Vayak’hel-Pekudei
When the Jewish nation was still very, very young, we began setting aside materials for our own marital home. Our wedding was still hundreds of years, and hundreds of miles, away . . .
Considering that gold has virtually no practical use, why is it so treasured? And why did G-d command us to use it in the construction of the Tabernacle?
The people who constructed the Tabernacle are described as being "wise-in-heart." Is not wisdom the domain of the brain?
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 16, Pekudei
An Essay on Parshat Terumah
"The Tabernacle was based precisely on the totality of what the people have inside them, on each person’s generosity and capacity for giving: the small and the great, the rich and the generous. From the combination of all of them together, from top to bot...
To build the figurative Temple within ourselves, we need to find the beams, coverings and sockets within our soul and dedicate them to the service of G‑d.
The mirror does not completely obstruct the light, as do other objects. Instead, it reflects the light that shines upon it. It symbolizes how the creation itself can reflect and express the Divine light.
First we build a home, and then we fill it with furniture So why did Moses initially command Betzalel to make the furniture first?
In parshat Vayakhel, we read how everyone gave donations for the construction of the Mishkan and its vessels, garments, etc.
Aaron personified kindness. His life’s work was the endless and vigorous promotion of peace.
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