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Parashat Shemini
Presented By: Rav Eli Ozarowski. Written by: Ori Engelman

Parashat Shemini presents the start of the service of Aaron, as the High Priest, in the Mishkan (Tabernacle).


What are the similarities and differences between the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and the Beit Hamikdash (Holy Temple)?

The Mishkan and Beit HaMikdash function identically, to facilitate God’s ability to dwell within Am Yisrael. The Mishkan is wherever they may be. The Beit HaMikdash, as its name represents, is God's house, dwelling place, on earth.

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God’s choice and desire for Zion

Presented By: Avrum Leeder. Written by: Ori Engelman.

In our daily prayers we recite:

"כִּי בָחַר ה' בְּצִיּוֹן אִוָּהּ לְמוֹשָׁב לוֹ"

“For the Lord has chosen Zion; and He 'desired' it for His dwelling”

1. What is the significance of the name Zion?
2. What does it mean that God 'desires' Zion?

1. Zion is the spiritual vessel which vitalizes the Land of Israel.
2. God desires the Land of Israel since it is the dwelling place for His Shechina in this world.

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