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February 24, 2019
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
What happened to the left over gold?
כָּל־הַזָּהָ֗ב הֶֽעָשׂוּי֙ לַמְּלָאכָ֔ה בְּכֹ֖ל מְלֶ֣אכֶת הַקֹּ֑דֶשׁ וַיְהִ֣י ׀ זְהַ֣ב הַתְּנוּפָ֗ה תֵּ֤שַׁע וְעֶשְׂרִים֙ כִּכָּ֔ר וּשְׁבַ֨ע מֵא֧וֹת וּשְׁלֹשִׁ֛ים שֶׁ֖קֶל בְּשֶׁ֥קֶל הַקֹּֽדֶשׁ׃
All the gold that was used for the work, in all the work of the sanctuary—the elevation offering of gold—came to 29 talents and 730 shekels by the sanctuary weight.
Although most goldsmiths will always have some gold left over after fashioning a utensil, there was miraculously no gold left after the golden vessels of the Mishkan were constructed.
In fact, the world doesn’t deserve gold. It was created exclusively for the building of the Temple.
(Ohr HaChaim, Bereshit Rabbah 16:2)
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