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    After the consecration – P’kudei

    Mountain-150x150Chapter 39:32 reports the completion of building the tabernacle.

    Some rabbis say that whilst the people were busy with the tabernacle, they were exempt from other mitzvot. Now this priority was achieved, they could move on to the next task, all the other Divine behests.

    A great educator was asked on his 70th birthday by a journalist, “What are you going to do with yourself now that you are 70?”

    He answered, “Climb mountains!”

    “At your age?” asked the journalist.

    “Of course,” came the answer. “Whenever I reach the summit of one task, I look for another. When I have climbed one mountain, I find another one ahead of me!”

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