Thursday, February 28, 2008

When no more tzedakah was needed


"And all of the wise people who were performing the sacred tasks, each one from his own work, came to Moshe and told him: The nation is bringing a lot more than is needed for the work of each task Gd has instructed us to perform!

"And Moshe instructed, and a message was passed through the camp, saying: Each man and woman should not do more for the task of donating sacred property! And the nation stopped bringing.

(Exodus 36:4-6)

Perhaps, one day, our tzedakah funds and Federation campaigns will be in the same position - but based on Deuteronomy 15:11, not necessarily...

Have a great day,

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