Dropped the daughter off at our Rabbi’s house tonight for a teen social group they host. When I returned I reached into the wallet to give him the negligible “dues” for the evening (dinner for the kids, etc) but he said to put it on the foyer table as he couldn’t take money.
I simply said ok but found it odd. Why couldn’t he take cash? Are rabbis not allowed to take cash directly from community members? Does it have something do to with tonight being first night Succot?