This week is a double parasha, Vayakhel and Pekudei. The word Vayakhel means “to gather” and a meaning of the word Pekudei is “missing” or “deficient.” Mei HaShiloah points that various odds and ends appear in Parashat Pekiudei. When we gather together, it is possible to see who is missing or what it is that people are missing. It may be that the very purpose of people gathering together is to help and support one another. When we can’t gather together, the danger is that people are forgotten and left behind. Let’s resolve to think about, and reach out to, the various “missing people”.