Wise Fridays: Caring for the Poor

“When Rabbi Joshua ben Levi went to Rome, he saw marble pillars covered with sheets, so they wouldn’t crack from the heat, nor freeze from the cold. He also saw a poor person with only a reed mat under him and a reed mat over him.  ”

–Pesikta de-Rav Kahana 9:1

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Posted on July 30, 2010

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