Vol 11.24 - Pekudei 3 Spanish French Audio Video
(5736) "The Mishkan was erected" - "busy yourself with your hand! . . It appeared as if he (Moshe) had erected it but it had stood upright of its own."(Tanchuma 11, Rashi Ex. 39:33).
The difference (according to Pshat and Chassidus) between the opinion of Rashi and Ramban (40:20) in the difference of the erecting of the Mishkan on the seven days of inauguration to the erecting of the Mishkan on the eigth day of inauguration for
They were unable to erect it. Because Moshe did no work whatsoever in the Mishkon G-d left it for him to erect, for no man was able to erect it because of the weight of the planks for no man had the strength to stand them up, but Moshe stood them up. [Actually, Moshe himself could also not do it but . . .] Moshe said to G-d: How is it possible for man to erect it? [Whereupon] He answered him: "You busy yourself with your hand!" It appeared as if he (Moshe) had erected it but it had stood upright of its own. This is what is meant by what is said: "The Mishkan was erected"---it was erected of its own. From the Midrash of Rabbi Tanchuma.
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