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Thus said the Lord, ‘I have returned to Jerusalem in my mercy; My Temple will be rebuilt in it.’  

לָכֵן כֹּה אָמַר יְ-הוָה שַׁבְתִּי לִירוּשָׁלִַם בְּרַחֲמִים בֵּיתִי יִבָּנֶה בָּהּ נְאֻם יְ-הוָה צְבָאוֹת וְקָו יִנָּטֶה עַל יְרוּשָׁלִָם
זכריה א:טז

la-KHAYN ko ah-MAR ah-do-NAI shav-TEE lee-roo-sha-la-YEEM be-ra-kha-MEEM bay-TEE ye-ba-NE ba ne-OOM ah-do-NAI tze-va-OT ve-KAV yee-na-TEH al ye-roo-sha-la-YEEM

Taste of Torah for Shabbat
This week we read Exodus 35 – 40 all about the construction of the Tabernacle (Mishkan) in the desert. The mishkan served for 40 years in the desert followed by 14 in the town of Gilgal. It then moved to the city of Shiloh where it stood for 369 years until the first Temple (Beit Hamikdash) was built and replaced the Mishkan as the physical focal point of serving God. The First Temple lasted 410 years and the Second Temple lasted 586 years.  All in all, the Mishkan and Temples stood for 1,419 years. We wait anxiously for today’s verse from Zacharia to be fulfilled with the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

About Today’s Photograph
Festive morning prayers at the Western Wall by Howie Mischel. No matter what time you go, day or night, there are always Jews praying at the Western Wall because of the Midrash that says, “If one prays in Jerusalem it is as if one were praying before the Throne of Glory, for the very gate of heaven is located there.” From “The Jerusalem Book of Quotations” by Jack Friedman. 

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