Vayakhel – Sheini

A Charitable Deduction

By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

The gathering dispersed and the volunteers and donors soon presented themselves to Moshe. People donated all sorts of jewelry and coins to the cause. They also brought the cloth, hides and wood that were required. Women volunteered to spin the necessary fabrics. The leaders of the Tribes donated the stones for the breastplate, as well as the oil and spices.

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