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Constructing the Tabernacle

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Because the mixed multitude was among them, Moses had to gather and separate Israel from among them.
Because the mixed multitude was among them, Moses had to gather and separate Israel from among them.
Perhaps you’ve approached a therapist or a spiritual mentor for help in creating meaning out of a dark time? It’s refreshing to get help from someone who’s not part of the problem . . .
Building the Tabernacle, G-d’s terrestrial residence, must have been a most sought-after contract. What was it about Bezalel and Oholiab that caused them to land this coveted assignment?
The "spiritual awakening" that is the objective and culmination of our working the Steps has been described as heaven on earth.
It's not as if the princes were struggling financially; they could have easily doubled their donation. Surely one could expect a higher standard of magnanimity from the princes of Israel!
We all have different levels of ability, opportunity and commitment. Every one of us has strengths and weaknesses. The foundation of the edifice, however, is built of constancy . . .
Why does Moses issue a call for the “wise of heart”? Is this not a contradiction in terms? After all, wisdom is in the mind, while emotions are in the heart!
A thick cloud then covered the Sanctuary. In fact, on account of the cloud, Moses himself was unable to enter the Sanctuary. After all the effort which had gone into building it, it was inaccessible . . .
When constructing the Mishkan, Moses schleps in the furniture (i.e. the ark, the menorah etc.) before the entire structure is completed. Why does he furnish G-d’s home in such a backwards way?
Men, women and children all lined up to contribute to the cause. One would hardly imagine that the children's gift made much of a difference to a project as grand as that of the Tabernacle...
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