As a culmination to the parshiot of Terumah, Tezaveh, Vayhkel and Pekudei, which deal with the Tabernacle and Vessels, first through fifth graders at the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach were were treated to a hands-on experience entitled “Seeing is Believing,” presented by the Machon LaMikdash.
The HALB talmidim and talmidot were able to touch, feel, experience, build and see the majesty of the Mishkan and Beit Hamikdash.
Through a PowerPoint presentation, students learned about the daily korbanot, the singing of the Leviem, the Simchat Beit Hashoeva and the Avodat Yom Hakippurim. Students were able to connect their classroom learning of Parshat hashvua and mishnayout Sukkah and Rosh Hashana to the presentation which unfolded before their eyes.
The HALB students came away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the House of Hashem— the Mishkan and Mikdash. We pray that through the study of these concepts we will bring the rebuilding of the Beit Hamikdash speedily, in our days.