Parshas Pekudei (Exodus 38:21 — 40:38) begins with a complete accounting of the gold, silver, and copper contributed by the people for use in the Mishkan. Following Moses’ inspection and approval of the many utensils and unassembled parts, Moses sets up the Mishkan on Rosh Chodesh Nissan as each part is anointed and arranged in its proper location. And as G-d promised, His glory fills the Mishkan.
In Parsha Pinchas, Pinchas is rewarded and is granted the blessing of peace and priesthood (Kehuna). The five righteous daughters of Tzelofchad file a claim with Moses. Moses asks G-d to appoint a successor. The portion concludes with a lengthy description of the special offerings brought on various festivals.