Rabbi Steven Pik-Nathan for Jewish Reconstructionist Communities
This week's parashah is Pekudey, the final portion in the book of Shemot (Exodus). In this parashah we read of the actual construction of the Mishkan (tabernacle) and the anointing of Aaron and his son as cohanim (priests) by Moses. Once again in analyzing this parashah Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg brings up the image of fire as central to our understanding of the text.
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