Terumah

There was no mitzvah to give only for Moshe Rabbenu to take. The giving had to come from the heart in order for the Mishkan to have the lasting effect on Klal Yisroel. That is why throughout the construction the mention of a giving heart is made time and time again. After Egypt, Bnei Yisroel were exceedingly wealthy. Their ability to give did not even require deliberation. What did require deliberation was their motive in giving.

Written by: Rabbi Ephraim Bryks

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