you can't have what you don't want

כֹּל נְדִיב לִבּוֹ, יְבִיאֶהָ אֵת תְּרוּמַת יְהוָה
The Ohr HaHayyim learns out from this passuk in our parashah, (Vayakhel 35:5) that there are two aspects to the world, the physical sensory one, and the spiritual intellectual one. (Terumat (lit: elevated by) HaShem) He explains that "kol nediv libo," (all whose heart move them to give) teaches us that if an action is performed without thought, without real desire, then it cannot affect the spiritual/intellectual aspect of the world. (You can't be involved in the Terumah (the elevated nature of the world) without actively wanting to.)


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