A. In a spiritual sense they do, but legally Shabbos House isn’t set-up as a public corporation – it’s a religious non-profit, a 501(c)3. In promoting support for the Building Fund, we called gifts of $1,000 “shares” for it is only thanks to the many supporters of Shabbos House that this new building and all that happens here is possible. Biblically, there was a long-standing arrangement between the tribes of Zevulun and Yissachar. The former were primarily business-people who did trade and made money, part of which they used to support the scholarly tribe of Yissachar. This arrangement is the prototype of supporters having a “share” in the spiritual merit of the scholars, institutions and organizations that they support.