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Exodus 35:1-38:20
First Kings 7:40–50
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Shabbat with Food: From Biblical Prohibitions to Rabbinic Feasts

Shabbat with Food: From Biblical Prohibitions to Rabbinic Feasts

Biblical prohibitions against preparing food on Shabbat are further developed in the Second Temple and rabbinic periods. At the same time, a new emphasis emerges: celebrating Shabbat with festive meals.

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Sarit Kattan Gribetz
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The Tabernacle in Its Ancient Near Eastern Context

The Tabernacle in Its Ancient Near Eastern Context

The parallels between the Tabernacle and ANE structures such as Rameses II’s military tent shed light on what the meaning and function of this ancient structure might have been.

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Michael M. Homan
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The Textual Source for the 39 Melachot of Shabbat

The Textual Source for the 39 Melachot of Shabbat

The forms of of work forbidden on Shabbat and whether there is even a fixed number of them is disputed in the Tannaic period. Today, Judaism follows the opinion Rabbi Akiva and his students that the number is 39. But from where did Rabbi Akiva and students derive the number 39 as set in stone?[1] 

Dr. Rabbi
Yoel bin-Nun
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Four Ways to Derive the Thirty-Nine Avot Melakhot

Four Ways to Derive the Thirty-Nine Avot Melakhot

The Torah never defines specifically what, melakha, labor, on Shabbat entails, but the Mishnah already has an exact list of 39 categories of labor prohibited on Shabbat.[1] A comparison of the structure of the Yerushalmi and Bavli sugyot highlight the different ways the Amoraim conceptualized melakha in contrast to the Mishnah.[2] 

Dr. Rabbi
Richard Hidary
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The Prohibition to Carry on Shabbat: Historical and Exegetical Development

The Prohibition to Carry on Shabbat: Historical and Exegetical Development

The Sabbath laws offers an instructive model for how Jews in antiquity engaged in creative reinterpretation of biblical texts in order to expand their limited application and to ensure that their customary practice comported with their sacred texts. Using the prohibition against carrying as formulated in Second Temple period texts and rabbinic literature as an example, this analysis traces the history of this law as well as the strategies by which later authors exegetically engage and transform earlier textual material.[1] 

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Alex P. Jassen
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The Materiality of a Divine Dwelling

The Materiality of a Divine Dwelling

What makes a material suitable for constructing a sacred space, and why, given all of the details and repetitions concerning the mishkan, are none of its manufacturing techniques narrated?

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Jonathan Ben-Dov
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Vayakhel

ויקהל

Exodus 35:1-38:20

רְאוּ קָרָא יְ-הוָה בְּשֵׁם בְּצַלְאֵל בֶּן אוּרִי בֶן חוּר לְמַטֵּה יְהוּדָה

שמות לה:ל

See, YHWH has singled out by name Bezalel, son of Uri son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

Exod 35:30

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