This week’s Portion, VaYakhel (“And He Assembled”) is a change of action from the previous Portions.
In Terumah we saw God’s instructions to Moses concerning the building of the Tabernacle and most of the furnishings; Tetzaveh revealed God’s instructions concerning the Priestly Garments and the Altar of Incense; and Ki Tisa revealed His instructions concerning the Brazen Laver.
In this week’s Portion we go from talk to action! Here we see the actual construction of the Tabernacle and all its furnishings; reporting that the construction happened exactly as God had required…. a lesson that still applies today: when God gives you an order — DO IT!