Audio Roundup 2021:8

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by Joel Rich

I am learning the AH”S hilchot tzedaka and am struck by the poverty in the communities he relates to. This reminded me of imi morati ZL”“HH relating her father’s description of the grinding poverty in the shtetl. (lots of sociological history in halacha). Of particular interest was his description of how the universal practice of a kupat tzedaka came to an end. Sometimes reality trumps “halacha” and maybe the mimetic tradition fails to restart in cases it should. Thoughts?

From a MO institution on the need to fund raise -Educating young men and women in a Torah environment has never been more challenging and thanks to your help, we have the ability to get closer.

My thought –This is certainly true but we need to keep our eye on Torah as the central light on the menorah (R’ Aron Soloveitchik’s metaphor)

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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent local lecturer on various Torah topics in West Orange, NJ and supports his Torah listening habits by working as a consulting actuary.

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