Bechukosai basically has two parts to it: the blessings and curses, and then the portion dealing with worths and values that someone gives to the mikdash. For example, should someone promise to donate the value of himself to the mikdash, the Torah tells us exactly how much to give. What do the curses have to do with this latter mikdash section? One answer is that when someone sees all the curses that can befall a man, they might get depressed and not value themselves; especially if they are going through these tough times themselves. So the portion of the ‘values for the mikdash’ comes to teach us that each person has a value and self-worth, and we should appreciate that.
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Why the hekdesh values after the curses? (short)
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