Pekudei (Exodus 38:21-40:38)

38:21 Why is the Hebrew word “Mishkan” stated twice in this verse?
What is the Mishkan the Testimony of?
What other Hebrew word is Mishkan spelled identical to?
How does that word have relevance in this verse?
How can this be so if the Torah forbids taking something as a pledge that is vital to a person’s existence?
What does “the work of the Levites” refer to?
What did Ithamar do?
How is the name Bezalel interpreted?
38:22 Why did Moses reverse G-d’s command to build the Mishkan first and why did Bezalel build the Mishkan first?
38:27 Why didn’t Moses state what was made of gold?
Why did he state what was made from copper?
What do we learn from this?
What do “sockets of the Sanctity” refer to?
39:1 Which mesh garments is this verse referring to?
How do we know?
After mentioning after each of the garments of the Kohanim the Torah states that it was made “as G-d commanded”. This was not mentioned after each of the vessels of the Mishkan. Why not?
39:30 Why did several people together write “kodesh laShem” on the Tzitz?
39:32 What does the last part of this verse mean?
The order of the words seems incorrect, but are not. Why not?
What does this verse have to do with Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Esau?
39:33 Did Moses do any work in the construction of the Mishkan?
39:43 What were the words of Moses’ blessing?
Where are these blessings found?
Why aren’t the words of Moses’ blessings found in the Torah?
What does this verse have to do with the question “Where is G-d?” asked by the Rabbi of P’shiss’che to the future Rabbi of Kotz when he was a young man?
40:2 In what Hebrew month was the Mishkan completed?
In what Hebrew month was the Mishkan erected?
Why wasn’t it erected when it was completed?
40:4 How were the Bread of Surfaces arranged?
40:29 What day of the inauguration of the Kohanim was the Mishkan erected?
How many times a day is the olah-offering brought?
40:30 Why was the Altar set down first before the wash basin?
40:38 What does “journeys” mean?
Why doesn’t it mean “journeys” in the literal sense?

Chazak, Chazak v’Nitchazayk

(Be Strong, Be Strong,  And May We Be Strengthened!)