Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wealth is not an excuse


"When a wealthy person [who failed to study Torah] is judged posthumously, they will say to him: Why didn't you involve yourself in Torah?

"If he will say, 'I was wealthy, and distracted by my assets,' they will say to him, 'Were you wealthier than R' Elazar? They said of R' Elazar ben Charsom that his father left him 1000 towns on land, and opposite them 1000 ships at sea. Each day he would take a jug of flour on his shoulder an walk from city to city, land to land, to learn Torah.'"

(Talmud, Yoma 35b)

Have a great day,

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