Vayakhel-Pekudei: The Mundane to the Holy

Posted by Michael Hattin on March 21, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, VaYakhel, Pekudei

Parshiot Vayakhel and Pekudei are the conclusion and crowning point of the Book of Exodus. In this week’s parsha podcast, Rabbi Michael Hattin looks into the description of the materials and metals that were used for the construction of the mishkan. He focuses on the bronze kiyor (washbasin) which was made from the mirrors the women contributed. Why did the women contribute their mirrors and why were they used specifically for the kiyor?

Please note that this is a reprise of a podcast that was recorded in 2012.

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About Michael Hattin

Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. You can find books written by Michael by clicking here For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.

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