The Torah Portion of "Vayakheil"
"And Moshe assembled..." (Shemot 35:1)
Rashi says that this occurred on the day after Yom Kippur. It is customary for people to appease their friends on the day before Yom Kippur, but also on the day after Yom Kippur we should take care to continue to assemble together and to live in peace and brotherhood. And that was the intention of what Rashi says "And Moshe assembled - on the day after Yom Kippur".
"You shall not light fire in any of your dwellings on the day of Shabbat" (Shemot 35:3)
It is brought in the holy books that even though the fire of Gehinnom is extinguished on Shabbat, for someone who desecrates Shabbat the fires of Gehinnom are kindled especially for him to punish him. And this is what the Torah is warning us, that one should be careful not to desecrate Shabbat since that would cause the fires of Gehinnom to be lit up for him. Also, the Sages said that the sin of desecrating Shabbat causes fires, G-d forbid. And this is what the Torah is hinting to us, that you shouldn't cause fires to flare up in your dwelling places, because of desecration of Shabbat, G-d forbid. Similarly, if we are careful not to desecrate Shabbat, then as a result there will not be any fires in our houses. In addition, it is hinted in the holy books, that on the holy Sabbath, one needs to be especially careful to prevent the kindling of the fire of divisive argumentation (Machloket). On Shabbat people are present in the Bait Knesset and are not busy with their weekday work, so the evil inclination finds an opportunity precisely on this holy day to incite people to have disagreements and arguments. And that is why the Torah says "You shall not light fire...on the day of Shabbat".
The Torah Portion of "Vayakheil" has 122 verses. There is one negative commandment.
The Haftorah is "Vaya'as Chirom" (Malachi Aleph 7)
We say Borchi Nafshi.
"M'shenichnas Adar Marbim B'Simcha"
"When Adar begins Happiness Increases"
May you have a light-filled and happy Shabbat.
L'ilui Neshamat HaGaon HaTzaddik R' Gershon Avigdor Ben R' Chaim ztz"l, Nilkach L'Bait Olamo Yud Gimmel Tishrei 5772