This is Bill’s commentary on the Torah Portion – Pekudei (“accountings”). The emphasis of this portion is the completion of the mishkan culminating in the appearance of the Sh’kinah – God’s Presence – visibly filling the tabernacle for all of Israel to see. This manifestation of His glory signified that Moses’ intercession and the people’s repentance had succeeded in providing an environment in which God could dwell in His people. Some of the teaching highlights include:
- How the mishkan is hinted at in the word b’reshiyt (in the beginning).
- How the four-square breastplate may be a pattern for the New Jerusalem.
- How the building process parallels Creation.
(Approximately 60 minutes)