Weekly Torah Portion: Vayakhel-Pekudei

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem

Rabbi Chaim Richman

Judaism Rabbi Chaim Richman
Rabbi Chaim Richman

The Tabernacle, (whose work is brought to completion in this week's double Torah reading of Vayakhel-Pekudei), and Shabbat, are the twin pillars of our existence.

Sanctifying the dimensions of time and space in which we live, the Tabernacle/Holy Temple and the Shabbat grant us the ability to raise up our own selves.

They let us live our lives in full recognition of G-d's inescapable presence in the world.