Pekudei

Pekudei 5771 – Gilayon #692

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Pekuday – Shkalim He erected the Courtyard all around the Tabernacle and the Altar, and he emplaced the curtain of the gate of the Courtyard. So Moshe completed (vayechal) the work. (Shemot 40:33)   By the seventh day God completed (vayechal) His work which He had done. (Bereishit 2:2) The word 'completed' (vayechal) – about completion of a thing that is perfect, and is not lacking anything (as in "So Moshe completed the work")....

Pekudei 5768 – Gilayon #539

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Pekuday WHEN THE CLOUD ROSE UP FROM OVER THE TABERNACLE, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL SET OUT IN ALL THEIR JOURNEYS.  (Shemot 40:36)   Tabernacle and Temple – Temporariness and Constancy When the cloud rose up – the Shekhinah's presence in the Tabernacle was so constant that it would only leave it when the Israelites had to travel. This was not the situation in Shiloh, or in the First Temple, or in the Second Temple. However,...

Pekudei 5765 – Gilayon #385

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Pekuday WHEN YOU TAKE A CENSUS OF THE ISRAELITE PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THEIR ENROLLMENT, EACH SHALL PAY THE LORD A RANSOM FOR HIMSELF ON BEING ENROLLED, THAT NO PLAGUE MAY COME UPON THEM THROUGH THEIR BEING ENROLLED. THIS IS WHAT EVERYONE WHO IS ENROLLED IN THE RECORDS SHALL PAY: A HALF-SHEKEL BY THE SANCTUARY WEIGHT… THE RICH SHALL NOT PAY MORE AND THE POOR SHALL NOT PAY LESS THAN HALF A SHEKEL WHEN GIVING THE...

Pekudei 5763 – Gilayon #280

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Parashat Pekuday THE CLOUD COVERED THE TENT OF MEETING, AND THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD FILLED THE TABERNACLE. MOSHE COULD NOT ENTER THE TENT OF MEETING, BECAUSE THE CLOUD HAD SETTLED UPON IT AND THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD FILLED THE TABERNACLE.  (Shemot 40:34-35)   "But will God really dwell on earth? Even the heavens to their uttermost reaches cannot contain You, how much less this House that I have built!"  (I Kings 8:27)   There was this man who walked along, saying: When our love was...