Friday, March 13, 2015

Vayakel - Pekudei Text Message

Vayakel (Moses assembled) - Pekudei (The reckonings of the Tabernacle)

With this Torah sections, we conclude the book of Exodus.
Towards the end of the book, we find the following words: (Exodus 40:34)
"When Moses had finished all the work, the cloud covered the meeting tent and the Lord’s glorious presence filled the dwelling. Moses couldn’t enter the meeting tent because the cloud had settled on it, and the Lord’s glorious presence filled the dwelling."
Moses could have acted differently. It was just a cloud. Clouds are accessible, penetrable and, therefore, Moses could have entered anyway.
But Moses knew there are spaces we are not supposed to invade. There are private spheres we should respect and never try to occupy.
Those are usually called sacred spaces.

In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L

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