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 25:38
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 25:40
 26:1
25:40 Carefully observe the pattern that you will be shown on the mountain and make [the menorah] in that manner.
Ur'eh va'aseh betavnitam asher-atah mor'eh bahar.
26:1 Third Reading
Make the tabernacle out of ten large tapestries consisting of twined linen, and sky-blue, dark red, and crimson [wool], with a pattern of cherubs woven into them.
Ve'et-haMishkan ta'aseh eser yeri'ot shesh moshezar utchelet ve'argaman vetola'at shani keruvim ma'aseh choshev ta'aseh otam.



Commentary:

tabernacle
  These tapestries constituted the tabernacle proper. See Exodus 36:8 ff.

twined linen
  The threads were made of six thinner threads twisted together. The colored wools were also twined together with the linen to form a single thread, with various colors dominating (Yad, Kley HaMikdash 8:14).

cherubs
  See note on Exodus 25:18. Some say that there was a pattern of cherubs (Midrash HaGadol), while others maintain that there were two cherubs on each curtain (Rabbenu Meyuchas).

woven into
  So that the form could be seen on both sides of the tapestry (Yoma 72b; Rashi; Yad, Kley HaMikdash 8:15).





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