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A House & A Home

I recently read a story that made me think of the Mishkan:

A soldier’s little girl, whose father was being moved to a distant post, was sitting at the airport among her family’s meager belongings.

The girl was sleepy. She leaned against the packs and duffel bags.

A lady came by, stopped, and patted her on the head.

“Poor child,” she said. “You haven’t got a home.”

The child looked up in surprise.

“But we do have a home,” she said. “We just don’t have a house to put it in.”
(“have a little faith” by Mitch Albom, page 111.)

There are times when the verse describes the Mishkan, the Tabernacle, as a house, but there are also times when God says, “Beiti,” “My Home.”

Perhaps part of the Mishkan’s challenge was to ask us whether we perceived it as a house or a home.

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