Thursday, November 18, 2010

There is honor in giving tzedakah


"Rabbah ordered that tzedakah be collected from the estates of the orphans of Bar Maryon.

"Abbaye asked: Didn't Rav Shemuel bar Yehudah teach that one may not levy tzedakah taxes upon orphans, even for the sake of redeeming captives?

"Rabbah replied: I am doing this in order to give them communal honor."

(Talmud, Bava Batra 8a)

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