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Dvar Torah for Pekudei 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 7th Aliyah

The last pasuk of Pekudei tells us that “a cloud rested over the Mishkan by day, fire would appear in it at night, in the view of all of the house of Israel throughout their journeys” (40:38). What...

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 6th Aliyah

After detailed instructions on how to build the Mishkan and an accounting of the completed garments and parts of the Mishkan, Moshe is finally ready to put it all together. The pasuk tells us that...

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 5th Aliyah

G-d instructs Moshe to erect the Mishkan “on the day of the first month [Nissan], on the first day…” (40:2). Why does the Torah mention the day twice in a single sentence? Rav Hirsch proposes that...

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 4th Aliyah

The Torah describes the structure, fixtures, and utensils of the Mishkan and then goes on to declare, “Just like everything that G-d commanded Moshe, so the Jews performed the labor” (39:42). Since...

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 3rd Aliyah

The fixtures and garments are finally completed, and the pasuk tells us that the work of the Mishkan of the Ohel Moed was completed, and the children of Israel had done as they were commanded...

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 2nd Aliyah

The ephod was an apron-like garment that the Kohen Gadol wore above his robe, with two straps in the back that went over the shoulders toward the front, holding the choshen in place. The Torah...

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 1st Aliyah

The parashah dives right into an accounting of the materials used for constructing “the Mishkan, the Mishkan of the Testimony” (38:24). The opening pasuk introducing the count uses the word Mishkan...

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vayakhel 7th Aliyah

Among the Mishkan’s utensils is a washstand made of copper mirrors (38:8). Why would a symbol of vanity become an integral part of the Mishkan’s furniture? Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky proposes that...

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vayakhel 6th Aliyah

The Torah tells us that the knobs and the branches of the Menorah should all be made from one piece of gold (37:22). However, Rav Hirsch points out that the word “ְקנֹתָם ּו ” (and their stems)...

Dvar Torah for Pekudei 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Vayakhel 5th Aliyah

The Torah describes the two Keruvim on either end of the Aron cover as being made from one piece of gold facing each other (37:8). The word used to characterize each end, קצוותו, is spelled with an...