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According to many commentators, God only commanded the construction of the Tabernacle after the sin of the Golden Calf, as the quintessential sign that God had forgiven Israel for its grievous sin. Other commentators disagree and claim that the Tabernacle would have been constructed whether or not the people had sinned. In either case the […]

A Meditation For Elul

One of the most basic and foundational of all Jewish meditations that is appropriate for any time is taught by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh in his book, Living in Divine Space. Yet there is a special relevance to this meditation during the month of Elul, as we will now discuss. Maimonides in the beginning of his […]