February 02, 2005
It is in this upcoming week's Torah portion that Hashem commands Moses to build the Mishkan, the temporary dwelling that would be replaced by the Temple once the Israelites settled the land:
וְעָשׂוּ לִי, מִקְדָּשׁ; וְשָׁכַנְתִּי, בְּתוֹכָם
"And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them"
We also have the commandment to build the Holy Ark of the Covenant as well. To read the text click here: http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0225.htm