#TieBlog #Pekudei

27 Feb
Wilber and Orville Wright's design for their "flying machine"

Wilber and Orville Wright’s design for their “flying machine”

Parashat Pekudei completes the book of Exodus. Combined with the previous portion, Vayak’hel, we read here the Torah’s recapitulation of the blueprint of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. Under the direction of artisans Betzalel and Oholiab, the blueprint is executed and the Mishkan begins it’s operations. My tie depicts Wilbur and Orville Wright’s blueprint for their first “flying machine.” They brought their drawings into reality and changed the course of history. Similarly, by the end of Pekudei, the blue print of the Mishkan becomes reality. God’s presence fills the Sanctuary, and organized Jewish worship “takes flight.”

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One Response to “#TieBlog #Pekudei”

  1. Natalie Patricia Bruzzese February 27, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    Oh, to have wings to fly.

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