Sunday, June 26, 2011

Moshe and the Mirrors


"When Gd told Moshe to create the Mishkan… the women asked, 'What can we donate for the Mishkan collection?' They stood and brought their mirrors to Moshe.

"When Moshe saw the mirrors, he raged at them, telling the Jews, 'Take sticks and break their legs! For what purpose would we need these mirrors?'

"Gd said to Moshe, 'Moshe! You degrade these things? These mirrors are what created the multitudes of Jews in Egypt! Take the mirrors from them, and make from them the copper sink and its base for the kohanim, with which the kohanim will sanctify themselves.'"

(Midrash Tanchuma Pekudei 9)

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