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The work of constructing the Tabernacle is completed; Moses receives the command to anoint it and to anoint Aaron and the priests. All that the Lord commanded Moses is created for the sanctuary under the direction of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest, Bezalel of the tribe of Judah, and Oholiab …

The Israelites bring so many materials for the construction of the Tabernacle that Moses tells them to stop; Bezalel and Oholiab, gifted craftspeople, construct the elements of the Tabernacle. Moses says to the people: “These are the objects which G-d commanded to be made. On six days work may be done, but the seventh day.

G-d had already commanded Moses how to build a Tent of Appointed Meeting for G-d. This Dwelling Place was a moveable holy sanctuary where the people can bring offerings to G-d. Priests were to wear special garments and wash before officiating in this sanctuary. Each person, rich and poor, was to donate half shekel …

G-d also reveals to Moses how to make the priestly garments and describes the seven day ritual to invest Aaron (Cohen Gadol) and his sons Nadav, Avihu, Elazar and Itamar (Cohanim) as priests. ”And Moses” G-d commands “you shall command the sons of Israel to use pure olive oil for kindling the light of the lamps.

During his forty-day vigil in the mountain, G-d provides Moses with detailed instructions about how to build the tabernacle, the Mishkan, and its furnishing, including the Ark of the Covenant, the seven branched Menorah, and the altar. G-d first instructs Moses how to fashion a Dwelling Place, a sanctuary for G-d’s presence.

G-d has just given the Ten Commandments on mount Sinai. Moshé informs the people of numerous ethical and ritual laws and seals the covenant between the Children of Israel and G-d. Rashi writes a Midrash on what G-d told to Moshé: “I gave you the Tables of the Law, including the Ten Commandments …

Yitro, Moses’ father-in-law, suggests a system for establishing courts to settle disputes and manage governance; G-d gives the Ten Commandments to the Children of Israel amidst fire, smoke, and the sound of the shofar. He takes Moses’ wife and two sons and brings them to Moses in the wilderness. After a passionate reunion, Moses shares with Yitro…

G-d tells Moses to set camp at the Sea of Reeds until pharaoh changes his mind about freeing the Jews and chases his former slaves. With the Egyptians on their tail, G-d splits the sea and Moses leads the Israelites through it. When the Egyptians enter, G-d closes the waters and the Egyptians drown. Miriam…

G-d said to Moses “Go again to Pharaoh for I have hardened his heart so I may display my signs to the people. It is these signs which will…

G-d sends plagues to Egypt. At the beginning the Nile is turned into blood and the Egyptians are left without drinking water, then…