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Half Shekel, The: the half-shekel contributed annually in the days of the Beit HaMikdash and its symbolic Purim-eve equivalent today
Eyeing the Half-Shekel giving that enables national-census taking, we see Moses being shown a fiery coin; begging the obvious question: why the superfluous visual aid? A full investigation of this conundrum leads us into a passionate place of parallel per...
Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 59 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
Women Learn Sefer HaMitzvot
Women Learn Sefer HaMitzvot
Learning Likutei Sichos vol. 16, Ki Sisa
The nuclear power of a Jewish soul, as reflected in the incredible story of the half shekel.
The original Half-Shekel contribution is presented as a relationship repair medium with G-d (famously framed in terms of a cosmic marriage), which was weakened by the tragic (adulterously defined) Golden Calf debacle. This annual event is thusly portrayed...
An examination of Rashi’s commentary on contributing a half shekel and a closer look at some discrepancies between our printed version of Rashi and an ancient manuscript housed in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
A 45 second insight on Parshat Shekalim
The half shekel teaches us how we are so vulnerable and yet so powerful.
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