Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz, as quoted in Introduction to Judaism: A Sourcebook (New York: UAHC Press, 1998),p. 137
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The merit of charity is so great that I am happy to give to 100 beggars even if only one might actually be needy. Some people, however, act as if they are exempt from giving charity to 100 beggars in the event that one might be a fraud.
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What is the role of fraudulence in our contemporary social justice climate?

2. Does the suspicion of fraudulence prevent you from giving? When?

3. What is the logic that the author is putting forward?

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Time Period: Modern (Spinoza through post-WWII)