Vort on Parshas Bamidbar
תפקדו אותם לצבאתם אתה ואהרן…(במדבר א:ג)
You and Aharon shall count them according to their legions.
According to one of the Mefarshim, the Yidden were counted with Shekalim. And just like tzedakah should be collected by two people, as it says in Gemara, “קופה של צדקה נגבית בשנים” – tzedakah should be collected by two people, so too, “בפקדו אובם לצבאותם אבה ואהרן” – Hashem commanded that both Moshe and Aharon should be present when counting the Shekalim.