Wednesday, October 5, 2011

No tzedakah in the next world


"It is known that in this world even the poorest Jew, who has no home and must beg at doors, is still not cast out in the streets - every Jew is instructed to give him a place to stay, at least.

"However, in the next world it will not be relevant for one to bring another into his place in the Garden of Eden, for a rotating sword's blade guards the path to the tree of life, and one who lacks merit will not be permitted to enter there at all."

(R' Yisrael Meir Kagan (Chofetz Chaim), Shem Olam II, Perek 4)

Gmar tov,

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