The Half Shekel Mindset (Ki Tisa)

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The Jews are commanded to submit to a census by donating a half shekel coin to the National treasury. A half shekel seems to be a strange denomination to represent a whole person?! A relevant parenting lesson that can be derived from this is for us to see our children as “incomplete” works in progress. A common parenting error is to ascribe fixed qualities to our children based on specific behaviors.…