Vayakhel translates to English: “and he assembled”. Moses assembled all the congregation of the children of Israel and said onto them…”These are the words which the Lord has commanded, that you should do them. six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a Sabbath of solemn rest to the Lord”. this portion goes on to teach us that when Israel keeps the word of the Al-mighty, their work is done for them by others” literally, this refers to a blessing conferred by Heaven . it means that during the six days of his work, he should be occupied, but not preoccupied by the secular. Gather the nation of Israel is of strategic importance because it was the day after Yom Kippur, when the sin of the Golden Calf, which had brought back into the world the spirit of impurity, was atoned for. the world was to be restored to its original state after the giving of the 10 commandments as it was before the first sin. therefore there had to be an “assembly” in which the people were gathered into a unity.
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