Proverbs 22:16
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עֹשֵׁק דָּל לְהַרְבּוֹת לוֹ נֹתֵן לְעָשִׁיר אַךְ לְמַחְסוֹר
To profit by withholding what is due to the poor is like making gifts to the rich--pure loss. [JPS translation]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. How do we calculate what is due to the poor? How do we know if we are withholding?

2. How do we hold organizations accountable for using tzedakah funds appropriately?

3. Who ultimately bares responsibility if such funds are mismanaged?

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Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)