A Half Shekel – That’s all?!
You’re probably familiar with the coin called a Shekel. It’s the currency used nowadays in Israel, worth only around a quarter. So, what was so great about giving a Machatzis HaShekel?!
Well, although today’s Shekel was named after the Shekel at the times of the Mishkan, there is no doubt that it was worth a lot more than the modern Israeli Shekel. A LOT MORE!