The Torah uses unique wording regarding the collection of funds for the sanctuary in the desert that it uses nowhere else where donations are concerned.
In this week’s Torah portion – Teruma – we read about the construction of the various utensils used for the Mishkan (Tabernacle) in the desert.
Just as every synagogue throughout history was built by donations, so was the sanctuary in the desert. Regarding collecting money for the sanctuary, the Torah uses the expression kol nediv leebo – “all those generous of heart.”
However, this is the only time in this expression is used in the Torah concerning donations. The question is WHY?
Watch and find out!