originally posted Feb. 14, 2015
What's the difference between Shekalim and the collection in Parshat Terumah?
In Terumah, it's "n'div libbo." That's a free will offering. Sh'qalim is level, "heoshir lo yarbeh..."
L'mah haddavar domeh? To what may this be compared?
T'rumah is like a building fund - everyone gives according to his means, while Sheqalim is like dues, where each gives equally.
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