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Was the Mishkan Built on Shabbat?

This question is addressed by several Acharonim. R. Pinchas Horowitz says that during the 7 days of inauguration Moshe did not erect the Mishkan by himself. Since multiple people did the act together ...
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Were there two Arks constructed, one by Bezaleel and one by Moshe?

Rashi in his commentary to Devarim 10:1 writes that there were indeed two; the one made by Moshe was the one that the Bnei Yisrael carried with them when they went into battle. At that time: At the ...
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Was the Mishkan Built on Shabbat?

Six additional answers: The Chasam Sofer (Toras Moshe, Vayakhel) explains that Moshe did not really construct the Mishkan by himself; it just looked like he was building it but in reality it was ...
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Error in Old "Ktav" Edition of "Tikkun LaKor'im"

In my 1969 edition the error in parsha Noach has been corrected. However, the error in parsha vayakhel is still present. Hopefully someone will have the newest edition (2021) to check if it has been ...
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Ki Tissa vs. Vaykhel - Shabbat & Mishkan

Sifsei Chachamim (s.k. 4) indeed seems to answer your question. His question is that perhaps it's the opposite - it wrote it twice to say that it's the Mishkan that overrides Shabbos! He answers ...
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Parshas Terumah vs. Vayakhel - instruction vs action

I've noticed that a general pattern to many of the differences between Terumah and Vayakhel is that Terumah has a more precise account of the relationship between different parts or descriptions of ...
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Parshas Terumah vs. Vayakhel - instruction vs action

I would suggest the following Chiddush, but I welcome feedback as usual. The prohibition of removing the Badim immediately follows in Shemos 25, but not in Shemos 37. I would like to suggest that ...
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Which parts of the mishkan design did Ahali'av participate?

According to Binyamin Efrati in his book Sh'ma B'ni, A Treasury of Stories and Lessons from the Weekly Parshah. He says that Hashem chose Betzalel and Oholiav to work on the Mishkan, saying Betzalel ...
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Why the difference in כאשר צוה ה׳ between Vayakhel and Pekudei?

Rav Hirsch, in his commentary on Pekudei 39:1 states that the individual garments were commanded separately and were considered complete as soon as they were finished and ready to be worn. The mishkan ...
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Who is considered wise hearted?

The Rambam in his Moreh Nevuchim (3:54:1) writes: The expression ḥokmah denotes also knowledge of any workmanship. Comp. "And every wise-hearted among you shall come and make all that the Lord ...
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What was the function of the Amudim in the Mishkan?

There were four components of the mishkan that were hung on amudim: The parochet (curtain dividing between the kodesh and kodesh hakodoshim) The masach hapetach (screen at the entrance to the kodesh) ...
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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

You can find it here or here. It's a long piece, but briefly, he explains that fire is the loftiest element from which all of creation is derived, which is why the melacha of fire is singled out as ...
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Error in Old "Ktav" Edition of "Tikkun LaKor'im"

The 1969 edition in my house also has that mistake.
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Females serving at the entrance of the tent of meeting?

Rashi comments and says that it refers to the women who would crowd at the entrance to bring their contributions to the building of the Mishkan. He also mentions some interesting things about the ...
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Ki Tissa vs. Vaykhel - Shabbat & Mishkan

As noted in Jay's answer, Rashi on 35:2 comments that shabbat is placed first in Vayakhel to teach that shabbat takes precedence over building the mishkan. However, we then have to ask explain why ...
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Shabbos pushes off Mishkan twice

It's not teaching the same thing twice. The verse in Chapter 31 is where God spoke to Moses in such a way that Moses could infer that Shabbat supercedes Mishkan. The verse in Chapter 35 is where Moses ...
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Parshas Terumah vs. Vayakhel - instruction vs action

[This doesn't directly address your specific example, but it is perhaps a general answer to these types of questions. I imagine that those who did not like this answer might also not like this one.] ...
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