The Parsha Discussion: Vayakhel-Pekudei — The Gift of Second Chances

Posted by Alex Israel on March 7, 2018
Topics: The Parsha Discussion, Shemot (Exodus), VaYakhel, Pekudei

Parshat Pekudei opens with an intriguing name for the Mishkan or Tabernacle. It is called Mishkan Ha-Eidut – The Tabernacle of Testimony (38:20). What is indicated by this phrase? What is the “testimony” referred to? Here are two interpretations.

  1. The Tabernacle of the Tablets
  1. Tabernacle of Forgiveness

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About Alex Israel

Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more. You can find books written by Alex by clicking here

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