Vayakhel-Pikudei are the last two sidrot of the book of Exodus. They conclude this latter section of the book which describes, in precise and detailed detail, everything to do with the construction of the mishkan and its appurtenances. This mishkan, this portable sanctuary, will accompany the people on their 40 year journey (though they don’t yet know it will take that long to the Promised Land.) This will be the place of encounter between Moses and God, God and the people.
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