וַיַּקְהֵל מֹשֶׁה אֶֽת־כָּל־עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל
Moses assembled the entire Israelite community (Exodus 35:16).
So begins this week’s double Torah portion, Va’Yakheil-Pikudei. Why does Moses assemble the entire Israelite community? For a very good purpose: to engage the Israelites in the building of the Mishkan, the holy sanctuary that we carried with us through the desert.