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The weekly Torah portion of Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20)

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What was the function of the Amudim in the Mishkan?

Kerashim were the pillars that comprised the walls. So what were the Amudim?
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Sefer Ginat Egoz on the lessons derived from the prohibition to light a fire on the Sabbath and from Temple-service

The Shaloh HaKadosh in Torah Shebikhtav, Sefer Vayikra, Torah Ohr, Shmini on this week's parasha (Vayakhel-Pekudei) mentions Sefer Ginat Egoz (probably written by Rabbi Yosef Gikatilla, since it is ...
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Who is considered wise hearted?

In Exodus 35:10, And every wise hearted person among you shall come and make everything that the Lord has commanded: Moses, in the Name of Hashem, calls forth every "wise hearted" person ...
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Error in Old "Ktav" Edition of "Tikkun LaKor'im"

I have an old copy of the old Ktav edition of "Tikkun LaKor'im, which was published in 1946. It was printed using an copy of a hand-written Torah, of unknown provenance. The problem with it, is ...
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Is there an opinion that plowing and harvesting on Shabbos are not punishable by Kareis and Skilah? If not, why?

Shabbos 70a records a dispute between R' Nassan and R' Yosi on how to interpret the seemingly extra passuk (Shemos 35:3): לֹא־תְבַעֲר֣וּ אֵ֔שׁ בְּכֹ֖ל מֹשְׁבֹֽתֵיכֶ֑ם בְּי֖וֹם הַשַּׁבָּֽת׃ Do ...
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Shabbat and Mishkan - Order of items [duplicate]

I noticed an interesting "anomaly". From the beginning of parshat Terumah through Tetzaveh and into the beginning of Ki Tissa, G-d details numerous laws of the mishkan (Tabernacle). At the end, G-d ...
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Was the ark placed on the ground in the mishkan?

When the priests carried the ark in the wilderness, did they place the ark on the ground inside the mishkan or was there a "stand" or "platform" on which it rested? Second question would be, What was ...
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Females serving at the entrance of the tent of meeting?

Shemot/Exodus 38:8 is speaking of woman serving or assembling at the tent of meeting. Who were these women, and what did they do there?
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Ki Tissa vs. Vaykhel - Shabbat & Mishkan

In the reading of Ki Tissa (Shemot 30:17 - 31:11) we find mentioning of laws and rules related to the Mishkan followed by a mentioning of Shabbat (31:12-17). In the beginning of the reading of ...
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Cutting the omer on Shabbos vs. building the Mishkan

Rashi to Shemos 32:21 quotes Rosh Hashanah 9a in which some Tannaim learn that the implication of specifying plowing and harvesting is to indicate that the only prohibition on Shabbos of plowing and ...
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Shabbos pushes off Mishkan twice

Rashi to Shemos 35:2 explains that by teaching about Shabbos before the Mishkan, Moshe was emphasizing that Shabbos could not be pushed off to build the Mishkan. However, Rashi made the statement ...
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Were there two Arks constructed, one by Bezaleel and one by Moshe?

In Devarim 10:1-5 G_d was speaking with Moshe about hewing two new tablets and then in verse 3 it says, (Moshe speaking) "So I made an ark of acacia wood, hewed two tablets of stone like the first ...
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Could an Israelite allow an existing fire to remain lit on the Sabbath?

Exodus 35:3 "You shall kindle no fire in all your dwelling places on the Sabbath day." The key word here seems to be "kindle". Does this mean they were only restricted from starting a fire on the ...
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Why the difference in כאשר צוה ה׳ between Vayakhel and Pekudei?

Why does the Torah consistently say כאשר צוה ה׳ את משה or some equivalent after describing the making of each step of the priestly garments (Exodus 39:1, 5, 7, 21, 26, 29 and 31) but not in the ...
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Parshas Terumah vs. Vayakhel - instruction vs action

Last night my chavrusa and I were comparing the language surrounding the command of the construction of the Tabernacle versus the language used to describe the fulfillment of that command. By the ...
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About Shemot 38:8

Can someone explain this passage? I absolutely do not understand where does it say anything about mirrors or women? bemarot means "in a vision" as in Bereshit 46:2 and hatsoveot means probably "...
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About Shemot 35:3

Why Shemot 35:3 is being translated as "do not burn fire" if the piel form of the verb "burn" in the Written Torah always being translated as "eradicate". Excellent example is Dvarim 21:9. If I ...
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Is there a reason or pattern as to when the Torah uses אֵת instead of אֶת?

I noticed a mix of the two forms of the Hebrew objective marker commonly pronounced אֶת. in the Torah. (There is no English translation of this word. It is used only to notify that an object follows ...
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Was the Mishkan Built on Shabbat?

There is a famous midrash that relates the 39 prohibitions of Shabbat to the various types of activities that were required for the mishkan's construction. Implicit within this idea is the notion that ...
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Which parts of the mishkan design did Ahali'av participate?

Exodus 35:34-35: וּלְהוֹרֹ֖ת נָתַ֣ן בְּלִבּ֑וֹ ה֕וּא וְאָֽהֳלִיאָ֥ב בֶּן־אֲחִיסָמָ֖ךְ לְמַטֵּה־דָֽן׃ מִלֵּ֨א אֹתָ֜ם חָכְמַת־לֵ֗ב לַעֲשׂוֹת֮ כָּל־מְלֶ֣אכֶת חָרָ֣שׁ ׀ וְחֹשֵׁב֒ וְרֹקֵ֞ם ...
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Was there a lack of communication or supply management when collecting the mishkan items?

Exodus 36:3-4: וַיִּקְח֞וּ מִלִּפְנֵ֣י מֹשֶׁ֗ה אֵ֤ת כָּל־הַתְּרוּמָה֙ אֲשֶׁ֨ר הֵבִ֜יאוּ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל לִמְלֶ֛אכֶת עֲבֹדַ֥ת הַקֹּ֖דֶשׁ לַעֲשֹׂ֣ת אֹתָ֑הּ וְ֠הֵם הֵבִ֨יאוּ אֵלָ֥יו ע֛וֹד ...
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What is "חכמת לב"?

In this week's Torah portion (Vayakhel) we read about the Jews helping out in the building of the Tabernacle. When referring to the talent (or mastery) in doing so, the Torah uses the term "חכמת לב". ...
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Why are all the details of the Mishkan repeated?

In Parshas Vayakhel, why does the Torah describe the mishkan and keilim in such great detail, given that most of the information was already given in the previous parshiyos? Why didn't the Torah just ...
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When did the practice of Exodus 35:2 stop?

Exodus 35:2 JPS ב שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים, תֵּעָשֶׂה מְלָאכָה, וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי יִהְיֶה לָכֶם קֹדֶשׁ שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן, לַיהוָה; כָּל-הָעֹשֶׂה בוֹ מְלָאכָה, יוּמָת.‏ Six days shall ...
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Who put the staves on the aron, and when?

Vayakhel (37:5) says that B'tzal'el built the aron and put its staves into the rings on its sides. P'kude (40:20) says that Moshe put together the mishkan and put the staves on the aron. What gives?
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