P’kudei – פְקוּדֵי (Exodus 38:21-40:38)
This Week’s Torah Portion: P’kudei – פְקוּדֵי (Exodus 38:21-40:38)
When the Children of Israel had completed all the work of the building of the Tabernacle, the Torah teaches us:
“Moses saw all the work, and, behold, they had done it just as God had commanded, and Moses blessed them.” (Exodus 39:43)
Rashi, the great biblical commentator has a question: How did Moses bless them? What words did he use? The Torah does not tell us, so Rashi fills in the blanks:
“May it be God’s will that the Divine Presence rests on the work of your hands.”
May this be our blessing always: May the work of our hands be blessed, may the work of our hands bring blessing. Amen.