Building the Tabernacle: On Exodus 35:1-38:20


This week, Modya and David delve into Vayakhel (Ex. 35:1-38:20), the Torah portion that describes in great detail the specific materials and dimensions of the Mishkan, or Tabernacle, and what lessons this parsha holds for developing the trait of humility. The hosts ponder the meaning of the empty space at the center of the Mishkan, the communal efforts needed to produce the raw materials and the finish product, and thus, the relationship between humility and devoting oneself to the needs of the community, and to the indwelling divinity at the center of each community and each member of that community. We hope you enjoy!

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Modya Silver and David Gottlieb

Modya Silver is an author and psychotherapist based in Toronto. David Gottlieb is a faculty member in the Jewish Studies program at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago.

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