Vayakhel - The Israelites bring so many materials for the construction of the Tabernacle that Moses tells them to stop; Bezalel and Oholiab, gifted craftspeople, construct the elements of the Tabernacle. Moses says to the people: “These are the objects which G-d commanded to be made. On six days work may be done, but the seventh day, they should observe a Sabbath for G-d by refraining from work.
Pekudey - The work of constructing the Tabernacle is completed; Moses receives the command to anoint its vessels and to anoint Aaron and the priests. All that the Lord commanded Moses was created for the sanctuary under the direction of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest, Bezalel of the tribe of Judah, and Oholiab of the tribe of Dan. They made garments of distinction for those officiating in the Sanctuary and sacral vestments for Aaron, the High Priest.Aaron’s breastplate had twelve stones corresponding to the names of the sons of Israel. His robe was woven with the color of pure blue and had bells of pure gold. They made tunics and headdresses and decorated turbans of embroidered fine linen for Aaron and his sons.