Shabbat shalom, mishpocah/family/friends! As always, a synopsis of this week's Torah portion can be found on our website. This week there is a double parashah reading:
Parashah 22: Vayak'hel (He assembled), Exodus 35:1 through 38:20
Parashah 23: P'kudei (Accounts), Exodus 38:21 through 40:38
Some of you have probably yawned your way through the last few parashahs. The thing is, the more we study Torah, the more we realize that we are provided so many "mundane" details about the Tabernacle and all the work that went into it because, in part, it was YHWH's way of revealing Himself to us. Every little detail, including the various colors had special meaning. Everything concerning YHWH's people and their Tabernacle and the items in the Tabernacle were designed to be "set apart" and holy.
He reveals all this to us because it is IMPORTANT for us to know!
So, what changed over the years? Where and how did "set apart" end up being "flashy" and "all about us" (i.e., many churches today)?
You can find the answers by reading this week’s two parashahs!