Pekudei (Audio Portion)
I love it when a plan comes together–especially a heavenly one commanded by Father Yah! We may never know how long Father Yah had the image of an earthly tabernacle to match the glory (at least somewhat) of what He commanded in the heavenlies, but we most certainly know the exact date the earthly counterpart showed up: Friday, March 28th, 1446 BCE. And yet, as we will also see, there are so many more rich details we get during the actual construction that were not given earlier in Exodus when the plan was first announced. In any case, a people who started this book of Shemot as slaves in Egypt devoid of all hope now stand on the brink of becoming a true nation–if only they will believe Moshe and not give into lies. For now however, let’s just enjoy the moment as one story ends and a new one is ready to be told.