Painstakingly detailed, the concluding two parashot of the book of Exodus, Vayakhel-Pekudei is the Torah’s testimony to G-d’s love for Israel and His desire to rest His presence here on earth. The obsessive attention to every aspect of the Tabernacle and the vessels, from G-d’s call to the generous of heart and the wise of heart to join together and build a Sanctuary, to the inventory of raw materials, the construction of the Tabernacle and the accounting for of every grain of gold and thread of purple, is G-d’s way of telling us today, just as you did it then in the desert, you can do it here and now in Jerusalem.
Vayakhel-Pekudei (Exodus 1 35:1-40:38)
Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei is read on Shabbat:
Adar 23, 5775/March 15, 2015