Wise Fridays: Location, Location, Location

“A Torah scholar should not live in a town that doesn’t have a court of law, a charity fund, a synagogue, a public bath house, a public toilet, a doctor, a mohel, a notary, a slaughterer, and a teacher.”

Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 17b

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