Shmini – Six, Seven, and Eight
Why is the mishkan completed on the same day as the creation of Man? What is the significance of the fact that it is both the sixth day of creation and the eighth day of the mishkan? What is the deeper concept of the numbers six, seven, and eight? How is the sadness of this day rectified? Where do we see these three numbers in the last day of Pesach? What is the significance of the silence of the Jewish people in the face of their Egyptian pursuers? How does the first day of Nissan connect to the 21st day of Nissan?
Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.
Running time: 22:20
It has always been my understanding that the day of the dedication of the Mishkan was on the first day of the week as noted in the Gemoro and Rashi.
Perhaps there is a Midrash that I am not aware of that states that this took place rather on the sixth day of the week as when mankind was created. Is there something that I am not aware of?
The first of Nissan was the original sixth day of creation. I don't think this contradicts the possibility of the mishkan being inaugurated on Sunday. Point is that the first day of Nissan always corresponds to the sixth day of creation, no matter what day of the week it falls.