Asu Li Mikdash….The Sacred Building of the People Israel
Temple Beth-El Adult Learning 5778
וְעָשׂוּ לִי, מִקְדָּשׁ; וְשָׁכַנְתִּי, בְּתוֹכָם.
Make for me a Tabernacle, that I will dwell among them.
Our tri-annual learning cycle brings to life an aspect of either: God, Torah or Israel. This year we focus on Israel and how the arts and sciences directly impact and influence ISRAEL- the land and the people of the past, present and future.
In the desert of Sinai, God commanded the Israelites to build a Mikdash- a portable Sanctuary so that God could dwell among them.…or as the 19th c. Russian Torah Scholar The Malbim interprets: the physical sanctuary of God is just a reminder of what God really wants- that each person builds a sanctuary within his or her heart. For God to dwell therein…..What God desires more than anything is to dwell-to live in each of us. Whether in the Land or here at home, the people Israel- are still engaged in holy Mishkan construction to this day sharing God’s presence in the world through the work of their minds, hands and hearts.
Join us as we engage in a multi-sensory celebration of the gifts that have built and continue to build Israel!
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