“And God said to Moshe, saying: Speak to the Children of Israel and collect a separated portion. From
those who are generous you shall take a separated portion for Me.”

‘In a general Torah sense and here in this section in particular, Heaven’s modus operandi comes out in
full splendor. That is, Hashem desired to increase both the Hebrew people’s merit and Moshe’s
prominence. In our context, it means that Heaven did away with celestial intermediaries. In their
place, the Almighty instituted His direct divine guidance to the Jews and to Moshe, their faithful

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