Copper Wash Basin

The Torah discussed the materials used for the construction of the כיור, the wash basin. The נחושת or copper used was taken from the women.

At first, Moshe was reluctant to accept the copper that was used for the women’s mirrors. He thought that a mirror represented vanity and יצר הרע.

Hashem told Moshe that this gift was very holy and desired. It was the women who kept up the spirits of their husbands during the difficult years of slavery.

They used the mirrors to beautify themselves and continue to have children. In many ways, their faith was greater than that of the men.

Therefore, the copper donated for the כיור was a most welcome donation.