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Parashat Vayak'heil-P'kudei (March 14, 2015)
by Missy Bell

THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION (actually two portions, Vayak’heil and P’kudei) is devoted to the building of the Mishkan — the Tabernacle. In the beginning of the portion, Moses instructs the Israelites of the types of materials needed for the Tabernacle and that all “generous-hearted” people should bring these things for building it. Throughout the rest of the portion, the Israelites are bringing gifts for the Tabernacle, and then those with various skills build the Tabernacle out of these gifts.


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