Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Most Distant Place

A problem with this parsha is that it appears to be obsolete. The Mishkan was a temporary structure, which was superseded by the Beis Hamikdash in Jerusalem. So why do we have to read about it at all? The uniqueness of the Mishkan is that it brought its contribution to the farthest of places, the desert. So we read Parshas Terumah, year after year, to remind us of the need to bring Judaism to the most distant of places.

(Lubavitcher Rebbe)