Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1 — 27:19
1st Aliyah: 25:1—16
1HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying, 2“Speak to the Children of Yisra’el and let them take for Me a portion, from every man whose heart motivates him you shall take My portion.
3This is the portion that you shall take from them; gold, silver, and copper; 4and turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool; linen and goat hair; 5red-dyed ram skins, tachash skins, acacia wood; 6oil for illumination, spices for the anointment oil and the aromatic incense; 7shoham stones and stones for the settings, for the Ephod and the Breastplate.
8They shall make a Sanctuary for Me—so that I may dwell among them—9like everything that I show you, the form of the Tabernacle and the form of all its vessels; and so shall you do.
10They shall make an Ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits its length; as cubit and a half its width; and a cubit and a half its height. 11You shall cover it with pure gold, from within and from without shall you cover it, and you shall make on it a gold crown all around. 12You shall cast for it four rings of gold and place them on its four corners, two rings on its one side and two rings on its second side. 13You shall make staves of acacia wood and cover them with gold; 14and insert the staves in the rings on the sides of the Ark, with which to carry the Ark. 15The staves shall remain in the rings of the Ark; they may not be removed from it. 16You shall places in the Ark the Testimonial-tablets that I shall give you.
2nd Aliyah: 25:17—30
17You shall make a Cover of pure gold, two and a half cubits its length; and a cubit and a half its width. 18You shall make two Cherubim of gold—hammered out shall you make them—from both ends of the Cover. 19You shall make the Cherub from the end at one side and one Cherub from the end at the other; from the Cover shall you make the Cherubim at it two ends. 20The Cherubim shall be with wings spread upward, sheltering the Cover with their wings with their faces toward one another; toward the Cover shall be the faces of the Cherubim. 21You shall place the Cover on the Ark from above, and into the Ark you shall place the Testimonial-tablets that I shall give you. 22It is there that I will set My meetings with you, and I shall speak with you from atop the Cover, from between the Cherubim that are on the Ark of the Testimonial-tablets, everything that I shall command you to the Children of Yisra’el.
23You shall make a Table of acacia wood, two cubits its length, a cubit its width, and a cubit and a half its height. 24You shall cover it with pure gold and you shall make for it a gold crown all around. 25You shall make for it a molding of one handbreadth all around, and you shall make a gold crown on the molding all around. 26You shall make for it four rings of gold and place the rings upon the four corners of its four legs. 27The rings shall be opposite the molding as housing for the staves, to carry the Table. 28You shall make the staves of acacia wood and cover them with gold, and the Table shall be carried through them. 29You shall make its dishes, its spoons, its shelving-tubes, and its pillars, with which it shall be covered; of pure gold shall you make them. 30On the Table shall you place show-bread before Me, always.
3rd Aliyah: 25:31—26:14
31You shall make a Menorah of pure gold, hammered out shall the Menorah be made, its base, its shaft, its cups, its knobs, and its blossoms shall be hammered from it. 32Six branches shall emerge from its sides, three branches of the Menorah from its one side and three branches of the Menorah from its second side; 33three cups engraved like almonds on the one branch, a knob and a flower; and three cups engraved like almonds on the next branch, a knob and a flower—so for the six branches that emerge from the Menorah. 34And on the Menorah shall be four cups, engraved like almonds, its knobs and its flowers. 35A knob shall be under two of the branches from it—for the six branches emerging from the Menorah. 36Their knobs and branches shall be of it; all of it a single hammered piece of pure gold. 37You shall make its lamps seven; he shall kindle its lamps so as to give light toward its face. 38Its tongs and its spoons shall be of pure gold. 39Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels. 40See and make, according to their form that you are shown on the mountain.
1You shall make the Tabernacle of ten curtains—twisted linen with turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool—with a woven design of cherubim shall you make them. 2The length of a single curtain twenty-eight cubits, and the width four cubits for each curtain, the same measure for all the curtains. 3Five curtains shall be attached to one another, and five curtains attached to one another. 4You shall make loops of turquoise wool at the edge of the outermost curtain at the end of one set, and you shall make the same on the edge of the outermost curtain on the second set. 5Fifty loops shall you make on the first curtain and fifty loops shall you make on the end of the curtain that is on the second set; the loops shall correspond to one another. 6You shall make fifty hooks of gold, and you shall attach the curtains to one another with the hooks, so that the Tabernacle shall become one.
7You shall make curtains of goat hair for a Tent over the Tabernacle; eleven curtains shall you make them. 8The length of a single curtain thirty cubits, and the width of a single curtain four cubits; the same measure for eleven curtains. 9You shall attach five of the curtains separately and six of the curtains separately, and you shall fold the sixth curtain over the front of the Tent. 10You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the first curtain at the end of one set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain of the second set. 11You shall make fifty hooks of copper; you shall bring the hooks into the loops and attach the Tent, so that it shall become one. 12As for the extra overhang of the curtains of the Tent—half of the extra curtain shall hang over the back of the Tabernacle. 13And the cubit on one side and the cubit on the other side, that are extra length of the curtains of the Tent, shall hang over the sides of the Tabernacle on one side and the other, to cover it.
14You shall make a Cover for the Tent of red-dyed ram skins, and a Cover of tachash skins above.
4th Aliyah: 26:15—30
15You shall make the planks of the Tabernacle of acacia wood, standing erect. 16Ten cubits the length of each plank, and a cubit and a half width of each plank: 17Each plank should have two tenons, parallel to one another—so shall you do for all the planks of the Tabernacle.
18You shall make planks for the Tabernacle, twenty planks for the south side. 19You shall make forty silver sockets under the twenty planks; two sockets under one plank for its two tenons, and two sockets under the next plank for its two tenons. 20For the second wall of the Tabernacle on the north side—twenty planks. 21Their forty silver sockets: two sockets under one plank and two sockets under the next plank. 22For the back of the Tabernacle on the west, you shall make six planks. 23You shall make two planks for the corners of the Tabernacle, in the back. 24They shall be even at the bottom, and together shall they match at the top, for a single ring, so shall be for both of them, for the two corners shall they be. 25There shall be eight sockets under the next plank.
26You shall make the bars of acacia wood; five for the planks of one side of the Tabernacle, 27and five bars for the planks on the second side of the Tabernacle, and five bars for the planks of the Tabernacle side at the back, on the west. 28The middle bar inside the planks shall extend from end to end.
29You shall cover the planks with gold, and its rings shall you make of gold as housing for the bars, and you shall cover the bars with gold. 30You shall erect the Tabernacle according to its manner, as you will have been shown on the mountain.
5th Aliyah: 26:31—37
31You shall make a Partition of turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool, and linen, twisted; a weaver’s craft he shall make it, with a woven design of cherubim. 32You shall place it upon four pillars of acacia wood, plated with gold with hooks of gold, upon four silver sockets. 33You shall put the Partition under the hooks. You shall bring there, inside the Partition, the Ark of the Testimonial-tablets, and the Partition shall separate for you between the Holy and the Holy of Holies.
34You shall put the Cover upon the Ark of the Testimonial-tablets in the Holy of the Holies. 35You shall place the Table outside the Partition, and the Menorah opposite the Table on the south side of the Tabernacle, and the Table you shall place on the north side.
36You shall make a Screen for the entrance of the Tent, of turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool, and twisted linen; an embroiderer’s craft. 37You shall make for the Screen five pillars of acacia wood and cover them with gold, and their hooks shall be gold; and you shall cast for them five sockets of copper.
6th Aliyah: 27:1—8
1You shall make the Altar of acacia wood, five cubits in length and five cubits in width—the Altar shall be square—and three cubits height. 2You shall make its horns on its four corners, from it shall its horns be; and you shall cover it with copper. 3You shall make it pots to clear its ashes, its shovels, its basins, its forks, and its fire-pans; you shall make all its vessels of copper. 4You shall make for it netting of copper meshwork and make upon the meshwork four copper rings at it four edges. 5You shall place it under the surrounding border of the Altar from below, and the meshwork shall go to the midpoint of the Altar. 6You shall make staves for the Altar, staves of acacia wood, and you shall plate them with copper. 7Its staves shall be brought into the rings, and the staves shall be on two sides of the Altar when it is carried. 8Hollow, of boards, shall you make it; as you were shown on the mountain, so shall they do.
7th Aliyah: 27:9—19
9You shall make the Courtyard of the Tabernacle: On the south side the lace-hangings of the Courtyard, of twisted linen; a hundred cubits long for one side, 10and its pillars twenty and their sockets twenty of copper, the hooks of the pillars and their bands silver. 11So, too, for the north side in length, lace-hangings a hundred long: its pillars twenty; and their sockets twenty, of copper; the hooks of the pillars and their bands, silver. 12The width of the Courtyard on the west side: lace-hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten; and their sockets ten.
13The width of the Courtyard on the eastern side, fifty cubits: 14and fifteen cubits of lace-hangings on a shoulder, their pillars three; and their sockets three. 15And the second shoulder, fifteen of lace-hangings; their pillars three; and their sockets three. 16At the gate of the Courtyard, a Screen of twenty cubits; turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool, and twisted linen, an embroiderer’s craft; their pillars four and their sockets four.
17All the pillars of the Courtyard, all around banded with silver; their hooks of silver, and their sockets of copper. 18The length of the Courtyard a hundred cubits; the width fifty by fifty; and the height five cubits of twisted linen; and their sockets of copper. 19All the vessels of the Tabernacle for all its labor, all its pegs and all the pegs of the Courtyard—cooper.
Haftarah for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh
Yeshiyahu (Isaiah) 66:1—24
1So said HaShem, “The heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool; what House could you build for Me, and what could be My resting place? 2My hand made all these and thus they came into being, the words of HaShem—but it is to this that I look; to the poor and broken-spirited person who is zealous regarding My word.
3He who slaughters an ox is as if he slays a man; he who offers a sheep is as if he breaks a dog’s neck; he who brings up a meal-offering is as if he offers a swine’s blood; one who brings a frankincense remembrance is as if he brings a gift of extortion; they have even chosen their ways; and their souls have desired their abominations.
4I, too, will choose to mock them and what they dread I will bring upon them—because I have called, but they did not hear; they did what is evil in My eyes and what I did not desire they chose.
5Listen to the Word of HaShem, those who are zealous regarding His Word; your brethren who hate you and distance themselves from you say, “HaShem is glorified because of my reputation”—but we shall see your gladness and they will be shamed. 6A tumultuous sound comes from the city, a sound from the Sanctuary, the sound of HaShem dealing retribution to His enemies. 7When she has not yet felt her labor, she will have given birth! When the pain has not yet come to her, she will have delivered a son! 8Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen its like? Has a land gone through its labor in one day? Has a nation been born at one time, as Zion went through labor and gave birth to her children? 9Shall I bring a woman to the birthstool and not have her give birth? says HaShem. Shall I, Who causes birth, hold it back? says our G-d.
10Be glad with Yerusalim and rejoice in her, all who love her; exult with her exultation, all who mourned for her, 11so that you may nurse and be sated from the breast of her consolations; so that you may suck and delight from the glow of her glory. 12For so said HaShem, Behold!—I shall direct peace to her like a river, and the honor of nations like a surging stream and you shall suckle; you will be carried on a shoulder and dandled on knees. 13Like a man whose mother consoled him; so will I console you, and in Yerusalim will you be consoled. 14You shall see and your heart will exalt, and your bones will flourish like grass; the hand of HaShem will be known to His servants, and He will be angry with His enemies. 15For behold!—HaShem will arrive in fire and His chariots like the whirlwind, to requite His anger with wrath, and His rebuke with flaming fire. 16For with fire HaShem will judge, and with His sword against all flesh; many will be those slain by HaShem.
17Those who prepare and purify themselves to storm the gardens go one after another to the midst of the fray; together will be consumed those who eat the flesh of swine, of abominable creatures and rodents—the words of HaShem. 18I am aware of their deeds and their thoughts; the time has come to gather in all the nations and tongues; they shall come and see My glory.
19I shall put a sign upon them and send some as survivors to the nations; Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, the bow-drawers, Tubal and Yavan; the distant islands, who have not heard of My fame and not seen My glory, and they will declare My glory among the nations. 20They will bring all your brethren from all the nations as an offering to HaShem, on horses, on chariot, on covered wagons, on mules, and with joyful dances upon My holy mountain, Yerusalim, said HaShem; just as the Children of Yisra’el bring their offering in a pure vessel to the House of HaShem. 21From them, too, will I take to be Kohanim and Levites, said HaShem.
22For just as the new heavens and the new earth that I will make will endure before Me—the words of HaShem—so will your offspring and your name endure. 23And it shall be that, from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to prostrate themselves before Me, said HaShem.
24They shall go out and see the corpses of those who rebel against Me, for their worms will not die and their fires will not go out, and they shall be a disgrace for all flesh.
And it shall be that, from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to prostrate themselves before Me, said HaShem.