Mishpatim: Chapter 30

"And He said to Moses, Come up to Hashem"


This section talks about the covenant established when the children of Yisrael were circumcised and the uncovering of the membrane was completed. Then, "there he made for them a statute and an ordinance." Rabbi Yitzchak explains that Moses sprinkled half the blood of the sacrifice on the people and half on the altar. The half that he sprinkled on the people made a bond with the Shechinah, so that the Shechinah and Yisrael were perfected together through Moses. Lastly Rabbi Yitzchak speaks about "and there was under His feet a kind of paved work of sapphire stone," saying that this is like that with which the Holy One, blessed be He, will build the sanctuary.