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Tag Archives: Parshat Vayakhel

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Passionate, Wise-hearted Artists

Posted on February 20, 2014 by Cara Abrams-Simonton

I love the imagery in Parashat Vayakhel. I love the introduction of Betzalel, Oholiab and the wise-hearted artisans who build the Mishkan and its furnishings. And I love that the people give so many donations for the creation of these precious ornaments that both Betzalel and Oholiab call out to Moshe to get them to Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] D’var Torah: Parashat Vayakel-Pikudei

Posted on March 8, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Daniel Shibley (Year ’11, Fellows ’12) blogs honestly and openly about his thoughts on being drafted into the Israeli Defense Forces after making Aliyah: Israel Flag (Photo credit: Felix_V) Sacrifice. Building of the Mishkan takes center stage in the parasha this week. Moshe asks the Israelites to give to the construction project, to sacrifice some Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Vayakhel-Pekudei 5773: Leadership

Posted on March 7, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rabbi David Levin-Kruss discusses Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei in “Leadership.” V-P ’73 Shabbat shalom!

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Midrashic Messages by Andrea Wiese

Posted on March 6, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

Our double Parsha – Vayakhel-Pekudei is focused on building the Mishkan or Tabernacle. And as we know, God calls on Betzelel to build it. There are two contradicting Midrashim around Betzelel and the order in which he builds the Tabernacle (Mishkan משכן), the Ark (Aron ארון), and the vessels (כלים the keilim). In Shemot Rabba Continue Reading »

[Creative Davening] Shacharit of Healing by Laurie Franklin

Posted on March 6, 2013 by Laurie Franklin

Here is the text of today’s Creative Davening at Pardes: In this week’s parsha, we build and furnish the Mishkan and attire the kohanim. When the work is complete, the Holy Presence comes to dwell among the people. Today, in our Shacharit of Healing, we build our own Mishkan of hope and invite the Presence Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Vayakhel-Pekudei 5772

Posted on March 19, 2012 by Barer

In last week’s podcast, Michael Hattin discusses the kiyyor, the washbasin, that was in the Mishkan (Tabernacle) Vayakhel-Pekudei 5772

ויקהל

Posted on March 19, 2012 by Barer

This week’s parsha details – again – the various vessels that were built for the Mishkan (Tablernacle).  While the question of why such repetition is in the Torah is a good one, I want to focus instead on the short narrative section of the parsha.  After repeating a few of the central laws to the people, Continue Reading »

ויקהל, vayakhel

Posted on February 23, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

when i first read this week’s parsha, in which the תרומה (gifts offered to God) and the building of the משכן (tabernacle) is detailed, i experienced a sense of de-ja-vue in their descriptions.  i thought, i’ve literally just read all of these same words about how the skilled should offer their services, these vessels will Continue Reading »

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