Pekudei – Israel Gets Past the Tough Times

Why were the Jewish people unable to complete the construction of the Tabernacle? Why was it necessary for both Moshe Rabenu, who completed the Mishkan-Tabernacle, as well as Shlomo Hamelech (King Solomon) to have special spiritual assistance to complete the building? Why did the merchant who came to Jerusalem at first not sell his merchandise at all, but ultimately sold his merchandise very quickly? What is the ‘last laugh’ that Moshe had on his detractors? Why was he at first not involved in the construction of the mishkan, yet he completed it? Why did R’ Shimon bar Yochai instruct his students not to leave Israel and not to strive to acquire wealth? Why is it built into acquiring Israel that in order to do so one must get past tough times?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

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