Vayak’hel-Pekudei

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose

The Torah goes into an incredible amount of detail about the Mishkan, spending thirteen chapters to describe every element of the tabernacle and how it should be constructed. To put this in perspective: only three chapters are devoted to the revelation at Mount Sinai and only one chapter to the creation of the universe! In the Zohar, the essential book of Jewish mysticism, it’s said that the language used to describe the building of the Mishkan in Exodus is identical to the language that describes how G-d created the universe in Genesis. And Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi writes in the Tanya that “This [the Mishkan] is the purpose of [G-d’s] creation and of the creation of all the worlds, higher and lower—that there be made for G-d a dwelling in the lower realms.” There’s something essential to G-d’s purposes …

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Light of Infinite is a book series (coming soon), a podcast, and a weekly Dvar (digital + pamphlets distributed to shull’s in LA). Erez Safar acts as Your Spiritual DJ, curating insights into the weekly Torah portion and the infinite light of Kabbalah.

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