Posted by: mosesfromsinai | February 21, 2011

Vayakhale – And He Gathered

This week we read Vayakhale.  Because it is a leap year (2 Adars), we will read Pikuday, separately, next week.

Up until now we have had only instructions concerning the garments of the Kohaneem and the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and its vessels.  It is interesting to note that when it finally comes to the actual, practical doing it all, it takes place in the Parsha called Vayakhale (and he (Moshe) gathered) all the Jewish people – men and women.  They all took part in the actual building of the Tabernacle.

This possibly teaches us that to build a Tabernacle – a dwelling place for the Al-mighty, it requires the involvement of the entire Jewish nation.  Everyone plays an important role in making the world a dwelling place for the Shechina – the Al-mighty.  We just need to come together as a nation – or be brought together by a Moshe Rabbenu – and then with our sincere efforts and participation, the Mishkan (Tabernacle) is built.

The 3rd Beis Hamikdosh (Holy Temple) will be built by our good deeds (Mitzvot) that we do as a nation.  We each can contribute our sincere efforts in doing what we can to get the ‘job’ done.  Vayakhale is the Parsha of getting together and doing what it takes to build the Mishkan or in our case the 3rd Beis Hamikdosh.

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