Parashat Teruma / The primordial Torah
The construction of the Tabernacle is performative in nature; it is a ritual imitating the historical-literary event of the creation of the world.
The sages likened the construction of the portable Tabernacle in the desert to God’s creation of the universe. With an interpretation crafted with intricate artistic precision, they matched each detail in one narrative with a corresponding detail in the other. The curtains of the sky compared to the goat-skin curtains in the Tabernacle, the dividing between heaven and earth with the veil...
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