YHVH spoke to Moses, saying:
"Speak to the Children of Israel and have them take Me a gift.
From everyone whose heart moves him take My gift.
This is the gift that you shall take from them:
gold, silver and copper;
blue, purple and crimson yarn, fine linen and goats' hair;
rams'skins dyed red, dolphin skins, and acacia wood;
oil for lighting, spices for the oil of anointing
and for aromatic incense;
lapis lazuli and precious setting stones
for the efod and the breastpiece.
Have them make Me a holy place, and I will dwell in their
Rabbi Shim'on, Rabbi El'azar, Rabbi Abba, and Rabbi Yose
were sitting one day beneath some trees
on the plain by the Sea of Ginnosar.
Rabbi Shim'on said
"The shade spread over us by these trees is so pleasant!
We must crown this place with words of Torah!"
Rabbi Shim'on opened and said
"'King Solomon made himself a palanquin
out of the cedars of Lebanon'
(Song of Songs 3:9).
We have already established the meaning of this verse;
but the palanquin is the Palace below
which is like the Palace on high.
The Blessed Holy One calls it Garden of Eden,
for He planted it for His pleasure
and His yearning
to delight in the souls of the righteous