A whole can become broken, but a half can become a whole.
To build a Home of Oneness, come with a half-shekel silver. Here is how you build a purifying washing station, here is how you blend an anointing oil, here is how you blend a fine spice mixture. The Temple artisan is named Betzalel. Descending from the mountain with the inscribed tablets in hand, Moses is greeted by a golden calf and a people worshipping it. Moses shatters the tablets against the mountain and destroys the idol. Moses then pleads with God to forgive the people. God is reluctant. Moses persists. After eighty days beseeching God, Moses descends with the new set of tablets. It is the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur.
A Kabbalistic look at the spiritual meaning of days of the week, with an emphasis on Shabbat — the seventh day of the week. By Rabbi Simon Jacobson.Read More