Parashah: Exodus 38:21 – 40:38 Haftarah: I Kings 7:51-8:21 (Sephardic I Kings 7:40-7:50) Rabbi Avraham Feld and OvadYah AvrahamiRead more about the Founders of Kol HaTor: * Rabbi Avraham Feld * OvadYah * Board Leadership and Associates
Texts: Exodus 35:1 – 38:20 || I Kings 7:40 – 7:50 (Sephardic: I Kings 7:13 – 7:26) Parashah Pekudei: Texts: Exodus 38:21 – 40:38 || I Kings 7:51 – 8:21 (Sephardic: I Kings 7:40 – 7:50) NOTE: Kol HaTor, in its commentaries on the weekly Parashot, endeavours to search for and accentuate the Torah Messages contained in […]
This week’s Parshah and its name: Vayakhel is the Torah’s primer on how to build community.
It does so in a subtle way. It uses a single verb, k-h-l, to describe two very different activities. The first appears in last week’s parsha at the beginning of the story of the Golden Calf. “When the people saw that Moshe was long delayed in coming down the mountain, they gathered (vayikahel) around Aharon and said to him: get up, make us gods to go before us. This man Moshe who brought us out of Egypt – we have no idea what has become of him” (Ex. 32:1). The second is the opening verse of this week’s parsha: “Moshe assembled (vayakhel) all the community of Israel and said to them: these are the things the Lord has commanded you to do” (Ex. 35:1).
After weeks of details and details and more details, we finally arrive at the climactic end of Sefer Shemot:
“And the cloud engulfed the Tent of Meeting, and G-d’s glory filled the Mishkan. And Moshe was not able to go to the Tent of Meeting, for the cloud was dwelling there and G-d’s glory filled the Mishkan. And when the cloud would lift from the Mishkan, the Jewish People would travel on all of their travels…
Texts: Leviticus 1:1-5:26 || Isaiah 43:21-44:23 NOTE: Kol HaTor, in its commentaries on the weekly Parashot, endeavours to search for and accentuate the Torah Messages contained in the Parashot as applicable to the main Theme of Tanach of the Return of the House of Israel, i.e. the Lost Ten Tribes of Northern Israel and their Reconciliation […]
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