Guides to Personal Growth: Ethical Wills. Ed. Jack Riemer (National Jewish Resource Center, 1978)
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To my son: Money is only a goal and not an end in itself. Your grandfather taught me that a man should earn his money till the age of forty, enjoy it till fifty and then give it away, that a man who dies rich is a failure as a human being. I say this because I know that your abilities will make you a wealthy man materially. But my real desire is that you be rich in heart and soul.
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. How does the author define real wealth?

2. What makes the author advice his son to give his money away rather than spend it?

3. What social justice themes emerge from this text?

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Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)