Tuesday, February 24, 2015
ON THE TEMPLE TAX: For the Month of Adar: What Was the Shekel? Posted a bit after Parashat Shekalim reading, but in time to remember that Adar was when those shekels were brought to the Temple and to recall the custom of giving the equivalent of half a shekel to charity on Purim. (Shuli Mishkin, Arutz Sheva). In 2008 I noted the discovery of a half-shekel coin by the Temple Mount Sifting Project. And more on the peruta is here.