Wise Fridays: Caring for the Poor

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“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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