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Melachim A/I Kings   7:13 - 26  Sephardim and Chabad Chassidim custom
Melachim A/I Kings   7:40 - 50  Ashkenazic custom

~ According to the Sephardic custom and Chabad Chassidim ~

Chapter 7

13 King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre;  14 he was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father, a resident of Tyre, was a coppersmith — he was filled with wisdom, insight, and knowledge to perform all work with copper, so he came to King Solomon and performed all his work.

15 He fashioned the two pillars of copper; eighteen cubits the height of each pillar, and its circumference could be measured by a sixteen-cubit string — and so was the second pillar.  16 He made two crowns to place atop the two pillars, cast from copper; five cubits the height of one crown and five cubits the height of the second crown.  17 There were nettings of meshwork, braided, chainwork, for the crowns that were atop the pillars, seven for the one crown and seven for the second crown.  18 He made the pillars, and two rows [of pomegranates] all around on each netting, to cover the crowns that were on top with pomegranates; and he did the same for the second crown.  19 The crowns that were atop the pillars had the same rose-like design as the Hall, for four cubits.  20 And the crowns on the two pillars extended also upward opposite the bulge that was at the side of the netting, and the two hundred pomegranates — in rows all around — were on the second crown.

21 He set up the pillars for the Hall of the Sanctuary; he set up the right pillar and called its name Yachin, and he set up the left pillar and called its name Boaz.  22 On the top of the pillars was a rose-like design, so the work of the pillars was completed.

23 He made the Sea of cast [metal], ten cubits from one edge to the other, circular all around; five cubits its height, and a thirty-cubit string encircled it all around.  24 Egg-like designs encircled it below its lip, surrounded it all around, ten for each cubit girdling the Sea all around; the eggs were in two rows, cast together with the casting [of the Sea].  25 It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; the Sea was on top of them, with their haunches inward.  26 Its thickness was a handbreadth and its lip was designed like the lip of a cup with a rose-blossom design; it contained two thousand basmeasures.

~ The Haftarah for Vayakhel according to the Ashkenazic custom ~

Chapter 7

40 Hiram made the lavers, the shovels, and the blood basins; and Hiram finished doing all the work that he did for King Solomon for the House of Hashem.  41 The two columns and the two globes of the capitals that were atop the columns; and the two netted ornamentations to cover the two globes of the capitals that were atop the columns;  42 and the four hundred pomegranates for the two netted ornamentations, two rows of pomegranates for each netted ornamentation to cover the two globes of the capitals that are on the upper surface of the columns;  43 and the ten pedestals, and the ten lavers upon the pedestals;  44 and the one pool, and the twelve oxen under the pool;  45 and the pots, the shovels, and the blood basins; all these vessels that Hiram made for King Solomon for the House of Hashem were of burnished copper.

46 The king cast them in the Plain of the Jordan in firm clay, between Succoth and Zarathan.  47 Solomon left all the vessels [unweighed] because there were so very many; the weight of the copper was not calculated.

48 Solomon made all the vessels that were in the House of Hashem - The Golden Altar, and the Table — upon which was the bread — was of gold;  49 and the candelabra, five to the right and five to the left, before the Holy of Holies, were of refined gold; and the blossom, the lamps, and the tongs were of gold;  50 and the bowls, the musical instruments, the blood basins, the spoons, the firepans were of refined gold; and the hinges for the innermost chamber of the House, the Holy of Holies, for the doors of the Hall of the House were of gold.

~ When the Parashas is combined (Vayakhel-Pekudei) continue the Haftarah here ~

Parashas Vayakhel

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