Mishna Pe’ah 5:4
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בעל הבית שהיה עובר ממקום למקום וצריך ליטול לקט שכחה ופאה ומעשר עני יטול וכשיחזור לביתו ישלם דברי ר' אליעזר וחכמים אומרים עני היה באותה שעה
A householder that was passing from place to place, and he is in need—he can take leqet, shichichah, pe’ah, and ma’aser ani, and when he will return to his house, he shall pay—these are the words of Rabbi Eliezer; but the Sages say, he was poor at that moment. [Translation by Kayam Farms]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What is Rabbi Eliezer’s position? How does he understand the position of the householder?

2. How does the Sages’ opinion differ? Why?

3. Who is the intended recipient aid to the poor? Do we distribute it appropriately?

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Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)