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Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XVI, p. 475ff. I. After the Torah describes the erection of the Sanctuary in detail,Shmos 40:17ff. it relates that the Divine Presence rested upon the Sanctuary, as it is written:Ibid.:34. “And the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting a...
Four of the last five Sidrot have dealt with the construction of the Sanctuary and its vessels by the Israelites. What is the difference between them that justifies their division into four separate Sidrot? There is a clear difference between the first tw...
After the Jewish people constructed the Sanctuary in the desert, Moses ordered that a reckoning be made of all the building materials used. This teaches us the importance which every particular entity possesses. Every person, every object in this world, a...
The fourth grade was having a contest to see who could study the most mishnayos by heart. The teacher, Rabbi Stern, divided the class into two teams. Every student could earn points for each mishnah that he memorized and win a prize at the end. And that w...
Pekudei; Exodus 38:21-40:38
Adapted from Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XXI, p. 250ff; Sefer HaSichos 5749, p. 313ff; Sichos Shabbos Parshas Pekudei, 5743; Sichos Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel, 5752 Contrast and Concord What is the true importance of an individual? On one hand, our society often ...
Purposeful Apportionment As with all the concepts in the Torah, the division of the parshiyos is the result of precise and purposeful choice. Every Torah reading communicates a particular concept. It is not the size of the readings that determines their d...
Pekudei
Each of us can use our unique capabilities and opportunities to be a sanctuary for G‑d’s presence in our world.
Exodus 38:21–40:38
The eleventh and final section of the Book of Exodus opens by informing us whom Moses appointed (Pekudei, in Hebrew) over the functioning and transport of the Tabernacle. Having concluded the account of how the artisans fashioned the various components of...
"אלה פקודי המשכן" “These are the accounts of the Mishkan...” (38:21) QUESTION: The Torah is careful not to repeat a word or write an extra letter. Hence, theparshiot of Vayakheil and Pekudei which are a repitition of Terumah and Tetzaveh should have been ...
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