Vayak’hel (He Assembles) and P’kudei (Accounts)

In this portion, Moses addresses the entire nation and charges them with the privilege of building the Tabernacle. Much of the text is a repetition of the directions given in the previous chapters. Israel’s ability to create a setting for יהוה’s Presence is a measure of its greatness and, indeed, a primary reason for its very existence. Its future history …

Ki Tissa (When You take)

Exodus 30:11 And יהוה spoke to Moses saying, 12 When you take אֶת־ the sum (census) of the Children of Israel, then every man will give a ransom for his soul to ליהוה; that there will be no plague among אֹתָם them after you number אֹתָם them. C-MATS Question: What is the concern about counting the people of Israel? The …