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Parashat T'rumah (February 16, 2013)
by Dr. Mark Weisstuch

T’RUMAH BEGINS A NARRATIVE that lasts 16 chapters and completes the Book of Exodus. Starting with a precise and meticulous set of instructions for constructing the Tabernacle (the portable sanctuary that will accompany the Israelites in their desert wandering), its fittings, appurtenances and sanctified furniture, the parashah continues, after a brief albeit momentous excursus recounting the episode of the Golden Calf, with an account of their construction — blueprint and execution.

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