Parashat Vaykahel / In search of the lost ark
What happened to the holy ark, its covering (kaporet) and the cherubs? And, most important, where had the tablets gone?
God grants the two Tablets of the Covenant to Moses on Mount Sinai. Seeing Israel worshiping the golden calf, Moses shatters the tablets; new ones are created and placed, with the shattered fragments, in the Ark of the Covenant, whose construction by Bezalel, son of Uri, is described in this week’s Torah reading (Exodus 35:1 – 38:20). After King Solomon completes construction of the First Temple in...
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