Strive daily to make yourself holy and pure by study prayer and acts of loving kindness and you will open yourself to be filled with the Spirit of the Almighty.
Parashat Vayakhel (“He Assembled”) opens as G-d commands the Israelites to observe the Sabbath. Moses asks for material donations for the building of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), and the people donate. A group of artisans designated by G-d begin building the Mishkan and its vessels.
In the Haftorah, King Solomon completes the production of all the elements for the Temple.
In the Apostolic Writings, Messiah speaks of “preserving life” when he and his disciples are accused of breaking the Sabbath. He did not and could not break the Sabbath.
The tenth portion of the book of Shemot/Exodus is Vayakhel, which means “And He Assembled.” This is the twenty-second Torah Portion.
TORAH: Exodus 35:1-38:20
HAFTORAH: 1 Kings 7:40-50
APOSTOLIC: Matthew 12:1-13
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