Posted by: mosesfromsinai | March 6, 2016

Pikudai – Accountings

This week’s Torah Reading is called Pikudai.  It is the final portion in the second book of the Torah called Shemos – Names (Exodus).  The book concludes with the building of the Mishkan – Temple, on the 1st day of Nisan, the month the Jewish Nation experienced their freedom from Egypt and exile.

The items needed for the Mishkan were also completed and listed.  Among the items is the breastplate that the High Priest – Kohen Gadol wore.  It contained 12 stones, 4 rows, 3 different precious stones in each row.  This was a reminder of the 12 tribes of Israel.  Perhaps 3 in each row symbolizes the connection to our 3 forefathers, Avraham, Yitzchak and Yakov and their total commitment to the Al-mighty and thus the Al-mighty being constantly present with them.  The 4 rows could symbolize the 4 letter name of the Al-mighty and the total presence of the Al-mighty in the 4 worlds culminating in our physical 4th world with the building of the Mishkan – Temple (even in a desert).

The Torah portion is called Pikudai – Accountings.  We all have an accountability to do our best in uniting as 12 holy tribes.  This can be accomplished when we realize that the Kohen Gadol – High Priest wore the breastplate on his breast where his heart was located.  We need to feel the love for every fellow Jew in our heart.  All the rows of precious stones, of a precious group of people.  This leads to the building of the final temple and the revelation again of the 4 letter name of the Al-mighty in the 4 different worlds, culminating in our world with the 3rd Holy Bais HaMikdosh.  The month of Nisan is soon coming and let us hope we can again experience that special event.

 

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