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Daily Aliya for Vayakhel/Pekudei, Chamishi (5th Aliya)

Aliya Summary: The High Priest’s ephod — a reversed apron which covered the back — and its precious-stone-studded shoulder straps were made. The High Priest’s Choshen Mishpat (“Breastplate of Judgment”) was assembled. It contained four rows of precious stones, each row containing three stones. Artisans engraved the names of the Twelve Tribes of Israel upon these twelve stones. The Choshen Misphat was then secured by straps which connected it to the ephod.

The names of the 12 tribes (actually, it was the 12 sons of Yaakov) were engraved on the stones, six on each stone.