The able-bodied accepting tsedakah and the concept of kollel

Shiur #72 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Mishlei verse 3:18. Properly understanding the Rambam’s statement which is critical of taking money to learn Torah. The mismatch of the pursuit of money and honor, with the pursuit of Torah excellence. The all-encompassing value of “darkah shel Torah.” The definition of ‘the poor,’ for tsedakah collection purposes. Description of the situations to which the Rambam’s critique does not apply.

Citations: Besides the commentaries related to Mishlei, the following sources are also referenced in this shiur: Rambam Hilchos Talmud Torah 3:1,6,9,10, found in the source packets on page 6, and Chayei Adam 1st chelek, 10th klal, 14th se’if, found in the source packets on page 7.

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