Posted in Dvar Torah, on February 19, 2014

How is building the Mishkan trickier than creating the Universe? Parsha Vayakhel, Rabbi Akiva Naiman

This week’s parsha, Vayakhel, deals with the details of assembling the Mishkan (once again). Rabbi Akiva Naiman, NorCal NCSY and BILT Director, explores how and why the construction of this resting place for G-d, the Tabernacle, is given so much more space in the Torah than the account of Breisheit, the creation of all of creation itself.
Why does omnipresent HaShem need a physical place to manifest and why is this still important to us now, living centuries later than the Temple in Jerusalem?