The weekly Torah portion of “Teruma” (Exodus 25:1-27:19) covers the design and construction of the Tabernacle, known as the “mishkan.”

The mishkan was a portable sanctuary that the Jewish people used during their 40 years in the desert. It was a prototype for the Holy Temple in Jerusalem that was built hundreds of years later.

The Holy Temple, in turn, was the prototype for the modern-day synagogue.

Rabbi Enkin takes an in-depth look at all three sanctuaries, with an emphasis on their vessels, utensils and elaborate furnishings.

Also included are some family and marriage tips derived from the symbolism of the Temple’s vessels!