Posts Tagged ‘Tabernacle’

Vayakhel-Pekudei 5777

March 21, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of March 19th, 2017

How the creation of the Tabernacle matches the creation of the world — and WHY.


Jeffrey Tigay, “Exodus,” Jewish Study Bible

Thus was completed all the work of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting (Exod 39:32):  The phraseology (see also 40:33 n.) alludes to the completion of the creation of the world in Gen. 2:1, 3, one of several echoes of the Priestly source’s account of creation here in the Priestly account of the creation of the Tabernacle (see 25:1–31:17 n.).

This week’s handout:  22-23 Vayakhel-Pekudei 5777


Terumah 5777

February 28, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of February 26th, 2017

Just what is that darn “dolphin skin”?

Answer:  Like the Covenant Code in last week’s parashah, it’s an ancient Near Eastern thing.

This week’s handout:  19-terumah-5777


Emor 5776

May 17, 2016

What is the “bread of display” for, and why is it called “bread of the Face”?

This week’s handout:  31 Emor 5776


Pekudei 5776

March 8, 2016

What does it mean to “tabernacle”?

This week’s handout:  23 Pekudei 5776


77th & Madison today

Vayakhel 5776

March 1, 2016

What kind of “work” aren’t you supposed to do?

This week’s handout:  22 Vayakhel 5776


Ki Tisa 5776

February 23, 2016

The Tent of Meeting: a “counterconcept” to the Tabernacle.

This week’s handout:  21 Ki Tisa 5776

Update: for those who can’t wait for me to work things out for myself … see Zev Farber’s column on “The Other Ohel Mo’ed” at