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The mitzvah of donating to the Mishkan or to the Beis HaMikdah was different than other mitzvos. As mentioned earlier, Hashem does not need our money; the sole purpose of this mitzvah was to give Klal Yisrael the opportunity to give to Hashem. It is an integral part of this mitzvah that one has the desire and intention to do so. Otherwise, if one’s money somehow ends up in the Mishkan or Beis HaMikdash, he would not have accomplished this mitzvah’s goal.

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Rabbi Fuchs learned in Yeshivas Toras Moshe, where he became a close talmid of Rav Michel Shurkin, shlit”a. While he was there he received semicha from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, shlit”a. He then learned in Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn, and became a close talmid of Rav Shmuel Berenbaum, zt”l. Rabbi Fuchs received semicha from the Mirrer Yeshiva as well. After Rav Shmuel’s petira Rabbi Fuchs learned in Bais Hatalmud Kollel for six years. He is currently a Shoel Umaishiv in Yeshivas Beis Meir in Lakewood, and a Torah editor and weekly columnist at The Jewish Press.

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