In our mouths and in our hearts: Day 26

Today: The Temple. Halfway there!
301. “They shall build me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them.” (Exodus 25:8) = build the Temple
302. “If you make for me an altar of stones, do not build it of hewn stones, for by wielding your tool upon them you have profaned them.” (Exodus 20:22)
303. “Do not ascend my altar by steps, that your nakedness may not be exposed upon it.” (Exodus 20:23)
304. “Fear my sanctuary.” (Leviticus 19:30) = and respect it, etc.
305. “[The Levites] shall keep my watch, and the watch of the whole Tent.” (Numbers 18:3) = keep a guard around the Temple
306. “You shall keep watch over the sanctuary and over the altar.” (Numbers 18:5) = the Levites on guard shouldn’t cease
307. “This shall be an anointing oil sacred to me throughout the ages.” (Exodus 30:31) = make the anointing oil (to anoint priests and Temple equipment)
308. “Do not make anything like it in the same proportions.” (Exodus 30:32) = don’t make the recipe of the anointing oil for non-Temple purposes
309. “It must not be rubbed on any person’s body.” (Exodus 30:32) = the anointing oil
310. “When you make this incense, you must not make any in the same proportions for yourselves.” (Exodus 30:37)
311. “Do not offer alien incense on [the incense altar].” (Exodus 30:9)
312. “[The clan of Kehat] had the service of the sacred objects; they carried on their shoulders.” (Numbers 7:9) = when the ark is transported, it should be transported on shoulders (not on vehicles)
313. “The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it.” (Exodus 25:15)
314. “The Levites shall perform the services of the Tent of Meeting.” (Numbers 18:23)
315. “[The Levites] must not have any contact with the sacred implements or with the altar.” (Numbers 18:3) = the Levites shouldn’t do the priests’ jobs, and vice versa

3 thoughts on “In our mouths and in our hearts: Day 26

  1. 313. “The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it.” (Exodus 25:15)

    Oh man, how am I supposed to keep all 613 mitzvot if we can’t find the ark!?

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