- Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander
- Duration: 4 min
"Renewing our Vows" with God (Naso 5780)
- 4 min 48 sec
Rashi highlights the fact that the Mishkan represents the relationship between the bride and groom. It’s for this same reason that every bride and groom has Sheva Brachot. What is Sheva Brachot? Sheva Brachot is the ma’ase nisu’in – it’s the act of marriage. It’s the responsibility for seven days to take apart the marriage and renew it, to highlight that the institution of marriage itself is not the mitzva. There’s no special bracha on the marriage; it’s what you do with the marriage. That’s what’s critical, that’s what’s important. And therefore Rashi says, Moshe takes apart the Mishkan and puts it back together again, like a Chatan and Kallah “renewing their vows” for seven days in order to infuse it with relevance.