TEXTURES IN TIME 5782 – VAYAK’HEL, GATHERING

Flowers growing out of the cracks in the soil

Betzalel’s superpower came through the upper three S’firot – Keter – Crown, Hokhmah – Wisdom, and Binah – Understanding. His service was imagining and visualizing how the Mishkon would come forward through his power of accessing Divine Spirit and Intellect.

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TEXTURES IN TIME 5782 – KI TISA, UPLIFTING

Golden Calf

This Torah portion begins with a commandment to conduct a census of the people. Each person is to give half a shekel to support the sanctuary. Exactly half a shekel, not more and not less. In this way an annual census was taken and funds were collected for the Mishkon. The efficiency is thoughtful and pragmatic.

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TEXTURES IN TIME 5782, T’TZAVEH – CONNECT

Holistic Jew

YESOD IN TIFERET, FOUNDATION IN HARMONY adapted from Meta Parshiot by R David Wolfe-Blank and Living Torah by R Aryeh Kaplan HIGHLIGHTS FROM T’TZAVEH T’tzaveh, gives descriptions of ritual objects used in the Mishkon. It is beyond exciting to consider the earliest spiritual technology designated for cultivating Sh’khinah‘s Presence by God Who is Was and…

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TEXTURES IN TIME 5782, T’RUMAH – HOD IN TIFERET

Psalm 67 Menorah – by Barbara Mendes

adapted from Meta Parshiot by Rabbi David Wolfe-Blank HIGHLIGHTS OF T’RUMAH This week’s Torah portion, Parashat T’rumah, gives detailed direction for building the Mishkon, the portable desert sanctuary. The Mishkon provided connectivity between the Holy One of Blessing and the Yisrael community. Mishkon (משכן) shares a root with Sh’khinah ( שכינה ), the indwelling feminine…

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