If one has just enough oil for all eight days [of Chanukah] and one's friend has none, it is better that each night one light one candle and give the oil to one's friend. [AJWS translation]
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. What principle does this text put forth in regards to basic needs?
2. What is the significance of the mitzvah of light candles on chanukah with the theme of this particular text?
Time Period: Modern (Spinoza through post-WWII)