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Vayak'hel-Pekudei

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Exodus 35:1–40:38
The tenth section of the Book of Exodus opens as Moses comes down from Mount Sinai for the third and final time and immediately assembles (Vayakheil, in Hebrew) the Jewish people. Moses informed them that G-d had forgiven them for the sin of the Golden Ca...
"ויקהל משה את כל עדת בני ישראל" “And Moshe assembled the entire Israelite community.” (35:1) QUESTION: What message does Parshat Vayakheil impart to every Jew? ANSWER: Generally, the parshiyot Vayakheil and Pekudei are read together. Vayakheil, “And you s...
With regard to the construction of the Mishkan as described in Vayakhel , Rashi notes:.Shmos 35:2. “I have already explained the gifts that were given for the [construction of the] Mishkan and the [actual manner of its] construction in the place [i.e., th...
The book of Shmos concludes with the words “in all their journeys.” The theme of the book is the story of how, as the Midrash says:Bereishis Rabbah 3:5. “the Jewish people departed from darkness to light.” It stands to reason that the theme of Shmos shoul...
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