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12/13 Mar

ויקהלפקודי (החודש)(ש”מ)  

Q & A on Parashat Vayakhel – Pekude

Questions & Answers on:


  1. On which day did Moshe
    assemble the Jewish People?
  2. Why is the prohibition
    against doing work on Shabbat written prior to the instruction for
    building the Mishkan?
  3. Why does the Torah specify
    the particular prohibition of lighting a fire on Shabbat right after it
    had already noted the general prohibition of doing work on Shabbat?
  4. What function did the “yitdot
    ” serve?
  5. What function did the “bigdei
    ” serve?
  6. What was unusual about the
    way the women spun the goat's hair?
  7. Why were the Nesi'im
    last to contribute to the building of the Mishkan? How does the Torah show
    dissatisfaction with their actions?
  8. Who does the Torah identify
    as the primary builders of the Mishkan? From which tribes were they?
  9. What time of day did the
    people bring their daily contributions for the construction of the
  10. For what was the woven
    goat's hair used?
  11. What image was woven into
    the parochet?
  12. Why does the Torah attribute
    the building of the aron to Bezalel?
  13. Where were the sculptured cheruvim
  14. How many lamps did the menorah
  15. Of what materials was the mizbe'ach
  16. Of what material was the mizbe'ach
  17. The kiyor was made
    from copper mirrors. What function did these mirrors serve in Egypt?
  18. How did the kiyor
    promote peace?
  19. The kiyor was made
    from the mirrors of the women who were crowding at the entrance to the Ohel
    . Why were the women crowding there?
  20. Of what material were the
    yitdot hamishkan” constructed?


  1. Why is the word Mishkan
    stated twice in verse 38:21?
  2. Why is the Mishkan called
    the “Mishkan of Testimony”?
  3. Who was appointed to carry
    the vessels of the Mishkan in the midbar?
  4. Who was the officer in
    charge of the levi'im?
  5. What is the meaning of the
    name Bezalel?
  6. How many people contributed
    a half-shekel to the Mishkan? Who contributed?
  7. Which material used in the bigdei
    was not used in the coverings of the sacred vessels?
  8. How were the gold threads
  9. What was inscribed on the
    stones on the shoulders of the ephod?
  10. What was on the hem of the me'il?
  11. What did the Kohen Gadol wear
    between the mitznefet and the tzitz?
  12. What role did Moshe play in
    the construction of the Mishkan?
  13. Which date was the first
    time that the Mishkan was erected and not dismantled?
  14. What was the “tent”
    which Moshe spread over the Mishkan(40:19)?
  15. What “testimony
    did Moshe place in the aron?
  16. What function did the parochet
  17. Where was the shulchan
    placed in the Mishkan?
  18. Where was the menorah
    placed in the Mishkan?
  19. Who offered the communal
    sacrifices during the eight days of the dedication of the Mishkan?
  20. On which day did both Moshe
    and Aharon serve as kohanim?


All references are to the verses and Rashi’s
commentary, unless otherwise stated.


  1. 35:1 – The day after Yom
  2. 35:2 – To emphasize that the
    building of the Mishkan doesn't supersede the laws of Shabbat.
  3. 35:3 – There are two
    opinions: One opinion is to teach that igniting a fire on Shabbat is
    punishable by lashes as opposed to other “melachot” which
    are punishable by death. The other opinion is to teach that violation of
    numerous “melachot” at one time requires a separate
    atonement for each violation.
  4. 35:18 – The edges of the
    curtains were fastened to them. These were inserted in the ground so the
    curtains would not move in the wind.
  5. 35:19 – They covered the aron,
    the shulchan, the menorah, and the mizbachot when
    they were packed for transport.
  6. 35:26 – It was spun directly
    from off the backs of the goats.
  7. 35:27 – The Nesi'im
    reasoned that they would first let the people contribute materials needed
    for the Mishkan and then they would contribute what was lacking. The Torah
    shows its dissatisfaction by deleting a letter from their title.
  8. 35:30, 35:34 – Bezalel ben
    Uri from the tribe of Yehuda; Oholiav ben Achisamach from the tribe of
  9. 36:3 – Morning.
  10. 36:14 – It was made into
    curtains to be draped over the Mishkan
  11. 36:35 – Cherubim.
    (See Rashi 26:31)
  12. 37:1 – Because he dedicated
    himself to its building more than anyone else.
  13. 37:7 – On the two
    extremities of the kaporet (cover of the aron).
  14. 37:23 – Seven.
  15. 37:25,26 – Wood overlaid
    with gold.
  16. 38:1-2 – Wood overlaid with
  17. 38:8 – These mirrors aided
    in the proliferation of the Jewish People. The Jewish women in Egypt would
    look in the mirrors so as to awaken the affections of their husbands who
    were exhausted by their slave labor.
  18. 38:8 – Its waters helped a
    woman accused of adultery to prove her innocence.
  19. 38:8 – To donate to the
  20. 38:20 – Copper.


  1. 38:21 – To allude to the Beit
    that would twice be taken as a “mashkon”
    (pledge) for the sins of the Jewish People until the nation repents.
  2. 38:21 – It was testimony for
    the Jewish People that G-d forgave them for the golden calf and allowed
    His Shechina to dwell among them.
  3. 38:21 – The levi'im.
  4. 38:21 – Itamar ben Aharon.
  5. 38:22 – “In the shadow
    of G-d.”
  6. 38:26 – 603,550. Every man
    age twenty and over (except the levi'im).
  7. 39:1 – Linen (See Rashi
  8. 39:3 – The gold was beaten
    into thin plates from which threads were cut. (See Rashi 28:6).
  9. 39:6, 39:7 – The names of
    the tribes.
  10. 39:24,25 – Woven
    pomegranates and golden bells.
  11. 39:31 – Tefillin.
  12. 39:33 – He stood it up.
  13. 40:17 – Rosh Chodesh
    of the second year in the desert. For seven days before this,
    during the consecration of Aharon and his sons, Moshe erected and
    dismantled the Mishkan. (Rashi 39:29)
  14. 40:19 – The curtain of
  15. 40:20 – The Luchot
  16. 40:21 – It served as a
    partition for the aron.
  17. 40:22 – On the northern side
    of the Ohel Mo'ed, outside the parochet.
  18. 40:24 – On the southern side
    of the Ohel Mo'ed opposite the shulchan.
  19. 40:29 – Moshe.
  20. 40:31 – On the eighth day of
    the consecration of the Mishkan.


Halachot from Maran Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Ztz'l

חודש ניסן

ימי ניסן כולם, הם ימי שמחה
לישראל, בתקופות העבר ההווה והעתיד, כי באחד בניסן הוקם המשכן, ושנים עשר נשיאים
של שנים עשר שבטי ישראל הקריבו את קרבנותיהם לחנוכת המזבח, ולמחרת היום השנים עשר,
כלומר, ביום י”ג בניסן, היה יום אסרו חג שלהם, (יום אסרו חג הוא היום שאחר
החג), ויום י”ד בניסן הוא ערב פסח

ולאחר מכן החלו שבעת ימי הפסח,
ויום כ”ב בניסן הוא אסרו חג של הפסח, ובניין בית המקדש השלישי, שיבנה במהרה
בימינו, יהיה ביום טוב ראשון של פסח, ועל כן הוא יום שמחה לדורות עולם

ואף על פי שאסור לעסוק בבניית
בית המקדש ביום טוב, שהרי הבנייה כרוכה בכמה מלאכות האסורות בהחלט בחג, מכל מקום,
בית המקדש השלישי עתיד להיבנות בידי שמים, ודבר זה הוא אפשרי ביום טוב), וכפי
, “בניסן נגאלו ובניסן עתידין להיגאל“, וככתוב, “כימי צאתך
מארץ מצרים אראנו נפלאות”, וחנוכת בית המקדש השלישי תהיה נמשכת שבעה ימים,
ותתקיים רק לאחר שבעת ימי הפסח, משום שאי אפשר לשמוח בחנוכת בית המקדש בימי פסח,
שהרי אין מערבין שמחה בשמחה. (ומטעם זה אסור לעשות שמחת נשואין במועד), נמצא שכל
ימי חודש ניסן מקודשים לימי ששון ושמחה לישראל, ולכן אין ראוי לומר וידוי ותחנון
לפני השם יתברך בימים אלו
, ולפיכך
גם לא אומרים “נפילת אפיים” בתפילה כל ימי חודש ניסן

וכמו כן אין גוזרים על הציבור
תענית בחודש ניסן, אבל נוהגים להתענות אף בחודש ניסן ביום הפקודה לאביו או לאימו.
(כלומר, ביום האזכרה של אביו ואמו, נהגו להתענות לעלוי נשמתם, ותענית זו, אין
לבטלה אפילו בחודש ניסן

The Month of Nissan

The month of Nissan is a
joyous time for Israel; it has been in the past, it is in the present, and will
continue to be in the future. This is because on the First of Nissan, the
Mishkan (Tabernacle) was erected and the twelve leaders of the Twelve Tribes of
Israel commenced bringing their sacrifices in honor of the inauguration of the
Mizbe’ach (altar). The day following the twelfth day, meaning the Thirteenth of
Nissan, was Isru Chag for them and the Fourteenth of Nissan was already Erev

After this, the seven days of Pesach commenced and the Twenty-Second of Nissan
was Isru Chag. The building of the third Bet HaMikdash, which we pray should be
speedily in our days, will take place on the first day of Pesach, and this is
why this day will be especially joyous forever.

Although one may not build the Bet HaMikdash on Yom Tov, for this building
entails several works that are prohibited on Yom Tov, nevertheless, the third
Bet HaMikdash shall be built by Hashem, and this is indeed permissible on Yom
Tov. It is written, “In Nissan they were redeemed and in Nissan they shall once
again be redeemed in the future,” as the verse states, “As it was in the days
you left Egypt, I shall show them wonders.” The inauguration of the third Bet
HaMikdash shall last for seven days, but will not be able to be celebrated
until after the holiday of Pesach, for two joyous occasions may not be combined
(it is for this reason that one may not get married during the holiday). It
comes out that the entire month of Nissan is dedicated to joy and happiness for
Israel. Thus, it is improper to recite Viduy and Tachanun (supplication
prayers) before Hashem during these days and we therefore do not recite Nefilat
Apayim (Tachanun prayer) during the entire month of Nissan.

Similarly, a fast cannot be decreed upon the public during this month.
Nevertheless, one would customarily fast in honor of his either of his parents’
anniversary of death during this month. (This means that it is customary to
fast on the anniversary of one’s parent’s demise and this fast should not be
pushed off, even if it falls out during the month of Nissan.)