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Treasures

During years of scarcity King Monobaz spent all of his own treasures and the treasures of his ancestors on tzedakah (giving to others).  His brother and members of his family joined together in reproaching him, “Your ancestors stored away treasures adding to the treasures of your ancestors, and you squander them!”  He replied, “My ancestors stored away in a place where the hand of others can prevail, while I have stored away in a place where the hand of others cannot prevail.  My ancestors stored away something that produces no fruit, while I have stored away something that does produce fruit.  My ancestors stored away treasures of money, while I have stored away treasures of souls…My ancestors stored away for this world, while I have stored away for the world to come.”                                                                      -Babylonian Talmud Bava Batra 11b as told in A Day Apart by Noam Sachs Zion and Shawn Fields-Meyer

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Wed, March 20 2019 13 Adar II 5779