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Donating to the Mishkan: the gifts offered by the Children of Israel for the construction of the Mishkan, as commanded in the portion in the Book of Exodus by that name
Building a Temple in the desert!? Where do you get all the materials from?
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...
After being found everywhere, but dwelling nowhere specific for 2249 years, G-d has informed the Jewish people that he now intends to dwell amongst them. He'd like them to craft a mobile home so that he can move along with them through the Sinai desert. H...
Learn to choose from your own heart what your work is and then to put your entire heart in your work.
Learn to choose from your own heart what your work is and then to put your entire heart in your work.
The average person donated of 1/50th of his crop; the generous gave 1/40th.
The average person donated of 1/50th of his crop; the generous gave 1/40th.
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 16, Vayakhel
Why the leaders of the Tribes delayed donating to the Mishkan. A fundamental lesson in leadership.
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.
Parshat Terumah’s “Mishkan Metals” presented gold, silver and copper standards of dedication; yet utilitarian iron was cast aside. The continued development of this thesis now begins with a missed Midrash that’s richly illuminated. Then on to Babylon; one...
Something Spiritual on Parshat Vayakihel
All of Israel were instructed to contribute toward the Mishkan, yet the leaders of the twelve tribes waited to donate after the rest of the nation.
Something Spiritual on Parshat Terumah
A powerful insight on the nature of giving charity can be gleaned from the language the Torah employs regarding the contributions for the mishkan (G-d’s sanctuary).
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