Parsha “Terumah” (Exodus/Shemot 25:1 – 27:19) is the first of a series of detailed sets of instruction that have to do with the BUILDING of the Mishkan, or Tabernacle, in the wilderness.
The Erev Shabbat overview begins with the admonition to Moses to speak to the B’nai Israel, and tell them to take ‘an offering’, and then provides the detail about what they are to do thereafter:
The Sabbath Day teaching explores the theme of this, and indeed subsequent paraschot, in more detail:
What is there about BUILDING something together, in service to Yahuah, that is so special? And, given the dramatic contrast, what can we learn from the converse that we see today?
“Terumah: Compare and Constrast the Cycles and the Masters — Building vs Destroying”
The combined two-part teaching is here: