I use "Trope Trainer" for studying my weekly parsha reading. I like it b/c I can print the pages only for one parsha instead of shlepping the entire Tikun.

I noticed that for this week's parsha, Terumah, they have two options based on where Shlishi is.

  1. Shlishi at Exodus 25:31
  2. Shlishi at Exodus 26:1

From what I can tell, option 1 wants to keep reading about the menorah together with the description of the mishkan's poles, while option 2 keeps the menorah's description together with that of the shulchan (table).

Essentially, it seems that the debate is related somewhow to the reading about the menorah. But, I don't understand what the debate is or why it's there.

  • A possibly related insight is the placement of the oil making for the menorah in parshas Titzaveh, next to the bigdei kehuna, and not in Truma with the other items for the klei mishkan.
    – user6591
    Feb 15, 2015 at 2:40
  • @user6591 - Can you expand on this insight? I'm not seeing the parallelism.
    – DanF
    Feb 15, 2015 at 3:12
  • It seems to parallel what you listed as option one,(the more common minhag i think) where the menorah is separated from the other kli mishkan and placed with a seeming unrelated item. The oil which is used for the menorah seemingly ended up as well out of place.
    – user6591
    Feb 15, 2015 at 3:30
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    judaism.stackexchange.com/a/59414/759 I don't know that you need to read that much into this. There are lots of variants out there.
    – Double AA
    Feb 11, 2016 at 21:44
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    @DanF What is bugging you? there are dozens of traditions. just because you found one place where there's a differnece isn't significant at all.
    – Double AA
    Feb 12, 2016 at 18:12


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