This week’s Parasha is Pekudei. Here is a short summary and picture I drew to go along with a scene in the Parasha. Hope y’all enjoy and have a great end of the week! 🙂
The Israelites are commanded to donate gold, silver, and copper for the construction of the Mishkan. Betzalel, Aholiav, and their crew of craftsmen make the eight garments for the Kohens. The garments include: the apron, the breastplate, the cloak, the crown, the hat, the tunic, the sash, and the breeches. After a lot of time, effort, and hard work, the Mishkan is finally completed! Moshe blesses and establishes the tabernacle with the holy anointing oil. He then initiates his brother Aaron as the Kohen Gadol and his four sons as Kohens. Once Moshe finishes all of his responsibilities, a cloud forms over the Mishkan. The cloud indicates that G-d is in presence and Hashem has come to dwell within the Tabernacle. It shows G-d will always be with the Jews. The cloud of G-d also served as a guide through the desert. When the cloud rose, the people of Israel had to pack up their belongings and follow it until it rested. When it rested, they would set up camp waiting for it to rise and lead them again.
Rel/Ed Education Chair 2013-2014