When Prophet Meets Artist Parashat Vayakhel Pekdei

Bezalel seeks the logic embedded in the source, and thus adapts the text as he has received; in doing so, the midrash argues, he succeeds in arriving at the original text that came from God's lips.

The final two weekly readings in the Book of Exodus, to be read this Sabbath, depict the construction of the Portable Tabernacle, its furniture, vessels...