Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. What is the significance of the assertion that everyone, including the poor, is obligated to give?
2. How do you interpret the force of the obligation to give tzedakah overwhelming the protections of private property?
3. Imagine the scene: on Friday afternoon, the Jewish authorities seize the house of a family that does not give what it can. What emotions would be at play? What kind of message would this send to the family's children, to onlookers, and to the neighbors, both Jewish and gentile?