קֹרוֹת בָּתֵּינוּ אֲרָזִים. שֶׁבַח הַמִּשְׁכָּן הוּא זֶה:
The beams of our houses are cedars. This is in praise of the Tabernacle.66Alternatively, the beams whose function is to support the structure, symbolize the righteous whose concerns and desires are that their actions benefit and protect their entire generation. (Sefer Duda’im)
רָהִיטֵנוּ. לֹא יָדַעְתִּי אִם לְשׁוֹן קְרָשִׁים אוֹ לְשׁוֹן בְּרִיחִים, אַךְ יָדַעְתִּי שֶׁאַף בִּלְשׁוֹן מִשְׁנָה שָׁנִינוּ: רָהִיטֵי בֵיתוֹ שֶׁל אָדָם הֵם מְעִידִים בּוֹ:
Our panels. I do not know if this רָהִיטֵנוּ is a term referring to boards or a term referring to bars, but I do know that also in the language of the Mishnah, we learned, “the רָהִיטֵי67The text of the Mishnah referred to by Rashi as we have it does not mention רהיטי at all, rather the text reads, the אבנות [stones] of a person’s house and the קורות [beams] of his home, testify against him.” However, the text that Rashi had [רהיטי ביתו של אדם] can be found in Dikdukei Sofrim and also in Radak’s Sefer Hashoroshim. [panels] of a person’s house testify against him.”68Maseches Chagigah 16a. 69Alternatively, רהט means “hasten” in Aramaic. The Targum for רץ [=run] is “רהט,” see Bereishis 18:7. It therefore symbolizes the Beis Hamikdosh which King Shlomo hastened and completed in seven years.