משלי פרק ג:כז
אַל תִּמְנַע טוֹב מִבְּעָלָיו בִּהְיוֹת לְאֵל ידיך יָדְךָ לַעֲשׂוֹת
Do not withhold good from one who deserves it when you have the power to do it for them. [JPS translation. Edited for gender neutrality]
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. What does it mean to withhold good from someone? How would you have the power to do so?
2. What does this text teach us about our responsibility to give tzedakah?
Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)