Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei

Moving Towards Redemption

The messages of hope and togetherness in Vayakhel and Pekudei prepare us for Passover.

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The section concludes not with a celebration of the structure, but rather with a celebration of its purpose and the acknowledgment of God in the midst of the people, as noted by the cloud that covered it. When the cloud went up, the people would continue their journey.

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Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky

Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky is executive director of the Jewish Outreach Institute and the author of numerous books about Jewish spirituality.