Friday, February 21, 2014

Parshat Vayak'hel, (Exodus 37:17-37:29)-2/21/2014

We learn to make the menorah and the incense altar. I liked how the goblets at the end of the menorah are upside down so that one can turn the menorah over and spread blessings to the world.

If a person takes so much care in the making of an object, how they must care for taking loving others.

I like too, reading about the menorah, that one is not to use a lit candle (of the six here or eight for Hanukah) for lighting fires, which is why the seventh/ninth candle is there. Here I believe that oil rather than candles were used here.

It is interesting how the senses are engaged here: sight and smell. This would help engage the whole person in the rituals.

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