Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei – March 13, 2020 – 29 Adar 5780

Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei

  • Stone Chumash, p. 516
  • Number of verses in the Book of Exodus: 1,209

Parshat HaChodesh

  • Hachodesh Hazeh Lachem – p. 348
  • Blessing of the New Moon- The Month of Nissan**
  • **The molad will take place on Friday night  3 minutes and 5 Chalakim after 7:00PM
  • Rosh Chodesh Nissan will take place Sunday, March 14

Important Shabbat Times

  • Candle lighting: 5:50p
  • Vasikin (Sunrise): 6:17:43a
  • Latest Shmah: 9:15a
  • Earliest Mincha: 12:13p
  • Havdalah: 6:45p
  • ZOOM Havdalah: 7:05p
  • Tonight! Change the clocks – add 1 hour at 2a 

Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei

Our double Parsha, which contains the detailed instructions for the construction of the Tabernacle, as well as the clothing of the priests, is best described in pictures, rather than words, so please see attached images.

Overview of The Tabernacle

  1. The Holy Ark
  2. The Table of the “Face Bread”
  3. The Menorah
  4. The Golden Incense Altar
  5. An example of one of the twenty eight “Krashim” (beams) 
  6. An blueprint of all the Krashim together 4 5


The clothing of the regular Priest and the High Priest

The vestments of the regular Kohen:

  1. K’tonet-tunic
  2. Michnasayim-trousers
  3. Avnet- belt
  4. Mitznefet-miter

The vestments of the Kohen Gadol include the above plus the following:

  1. Me’eel – A “tchelet” died poncho, trimmed with gold bells and pom-poms
  2. Efod- A type of apron worn backwards
  3. Choshen- a breastplate containing 12 precious stones representing each tribe
  4. Tzitz- A golden diadem containing the words “sanctified onto G-d”

©2012 Rabbi Avraham Kelman