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Daily Aliya for Pekudei, Revii (4th Aliya)

Aliya Summary: The craftspeople brought their finished products to Moshe. Moshe saw that all the work had been done exactly to G‑d’s specifications, and he blessed the workers. The Torah once again enumerates all of the components of the Mishkan. And repeats over and over again that the People did everything that G-d had commanded Moshe.

After all the issues the Jews had with the Golden Calf, repeating eighteen times that the Jews did as they were instructed is the positive reinforcement we need/needed. Years ago I read that the typical child hears 300 negative reinforcements (i.e. “don’t touch that”) for every one positive. Consider this Aliya our encouragement to break that habit and reinforce positivity around us.