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In Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20), we hear about the Mishkan’s construction, yet again! God just told Israel how to build the Mishkan and now we are given those exact details again as Israel actually builds it. But if you actually take a closer look at the text, you may find some subtle and significant differences. Why would the Israelites build the Mishkan differently than God commanded them to? What can these differences teach us?

Dig Deeper: What’s the connection between the Mishkan and Tzelem Elokim: Bringing God into the world through the Mishkan: Why would an Infinite God need a physical space:


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Rabbi David Fohrman is the dean of Aleph Beta Academy. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, and was a lead writer and editor for ArtScroll's Talmud translation project. Aleph Beta creates videos to help people experience Torah in way that is relevant and meaningful to them. for more videos, visit: