Making a Mikdash – The Final Phase

In his final teaching on the making of a holy place, Ross shares insights from the last two Torah readings in the book of Exodus. He briefly goes over some of the essential teachings from previous classes to establish a foundation for addressing one of the questions that arise from a study of this subject. Who is to build this holy place? In some texts we read that the work is in the hands of God, while the people are at the same time commanded to make it. How are these two seemingly different answers to be reconciled? Is the building of the holy place to take place without human hands? Are we to simply wait for its appearance? Or does the task depend on the people?

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