This Week’s Parsha – Terumah

The numerology of the Mishkan teaches us the laws and story of Am Yisrael – for instance we see that the measurements of the three walls, the planks, sockets and bars, the pillars, screen and the loops of the Mishkan correspond to the 50 days between Pesach and Shavuoth, the 10 “bad” spies correspond to the height of the Mishkan, the 6 Orders of the Mishnah correspond to the 6 planks on the Western end of the Mishkan, the 5 Books of the Torah correspond to the 5 bars (as well as the 5 pillars), the 4 Matriarchs correspond to the 4 pillars, the 3 Patriarchs correspond to 3 walls of shittim wood, the 2 Tablets correspond to the 2 silver sockets (for a total of 40 sockets corresponding to the 40 days and nights Moshe spent on Har Sinai); and where the passuk (Shmoth – Exodus 26.6) says, “so that it become 1” corresponds to the Oneness of the Holy One, as the passuk (Zechariah 14.9) says: “On that day His Name shall be One!” Also the passuk [Habakkuk 2.14] says “For the earth shall be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the L-RD, As the waters cover the sea.” and also [Jeremiah 31.34], “and they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying: ‘Know the L-RD’; for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the L-RD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.”

And there are many other instances where the numerology of the Mishkan correspond to the People of Yisrael and Laws of the Torah.

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