[Moses] Assembled

Exodus 35:1–38:20

When Is Vayak'heil Read?

/ 25 Adar I 5782
/ 29 Adar I 5784
/ 22 Adar 5785


  • Moses teaches the rules of Shabbat. (35:1-3)
  • Moses asks the Israelites for a donation of gifts and those who are skilled help build the Mishkan [Tabernacle] under the direction of Bezalel and Oholiab. (35:4-38:20)





Ten Minutes of Torah: Vayak'heil Commentary

Torrah and Kippah

The Unique Contributions of Women and Men Are All Needed

By: Rabbi Reuven Greenvald

According to Ramban (Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman, or Nachmanides; 1194-1270), this week’s Torah portion, Vayak’heil, is properly understood as the necessary reconciliation between the Israelite people, on one side, and God and Moses, on the other, after the devastation of the Golden Calf episode. Ramban reads the opening phrase, “Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community (Ex. 35:1), as Moses rebuilding and healing the community through the inclusion and involvement of all ...

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Listen to Podcasts About Vayak'heil

Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat Vayak'heil in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

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