- the tabernacle or temporary sanctuary in which the Divine Presence dwelled during the Jews’ journeys through the desert
- the portion of the tabernacle and the Temple building before the Holy of Holies which contained the inner altar, the table for the showbread, and the menorah
- The Jews constructed the Mishkan.
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Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
Stress on second syllable is Israeli or Sephardi pronunciation; primary stress is Ashkenazi or Yiddish.
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