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God reveals the divine presence through the created world. In addition, this presence is manifested ever more deeply through the creations that God’s children make under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
This portion gathers all the artwork of the tabernacle into one sacred place. All are fashioned at the Lord’s directions. Aside from imaging each one, sense the accumulation of holiness as each piece of sacred art finds its place in the tabernacle.
Become sensitive to those objects that surround your life; these are reminders of God’s presence to you and God’s gifts. Ask the Holy Spirit to anoint your senses so that all you experience and create can become avenues to the divine presence.
What are these?
Sabbath resting in You, Lord 35:2
My talents offered to You 35:10
Fill my skill with Your Spirit. 35:31
Here and now is holiness. 36:19
Saturdays are dedicated to the Sabbath Torah portions
read in synagogues throughout the world.
This plan follows those traditions that take a third of the portion
over a three year cycle, this year, the third part.
For more about the Torah portions and thoughtful commentaries, visit
The Jewish Theological Seminary.
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