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SHABBAT IS MORE THAN A DAY OF REFRAINING FROM WORDLY ACTIVITY 
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Do You Believe In God? Parshat Teruma

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by Sinclair, Rabbi Yaakov Asher

“…It says in Parshat Teruma ‘וְעָשׂוּ לִי מִקְדָּשׁ’- ‘Ve’asu li mikdash– ‘make for me a mikdash‘, a sanctuary. The word mikdash comes from the word kodesh, meaning holy. God wants me to make everything I do holy, connected back to Him.

 

…The more I use everything in my life to create a Mikdash, a holy space, the more I will feel God’s presence in my life. [We achieve this through the performance of mitzvot, which allow us to elevate physical objects and actions in the material world to the higher spiritual level].

 

That is the meaning of ‘וְעָשׂוּ לִי מִקְדָּשׁ וְשָׁכַנְתִּי בְּתוֹכָם’ – ‘Ve’asu li mikdash veshachanti betocham – ‘make for me a mikdash and I will dwell amongst them.’”

 

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