The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Vayakhel 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Vayakhel  5776

Rav Mordechai Elon

Working relations and our relation to work

וַיַּקְהֵל משֶׁה אֶת כָּל עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם אֵלֶּה הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה ה"לַעֲשׂת אֹתָם

Moses called the whole community of the children of Israel to assemble, and he said to them: "These are the things that the Lord commanded to make.

In our parsha work begins after the detailed commandments in the parshot of Teruma and Tezave. Weaving, dying, sawing and building – men and women, experts and artists. The intensive story of the building of the mishkan begin with two verses that cause us to look at this work in a different light: The Torah continues :

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