Re’eh–Wheel of Fortune

“Open your hand to your poor and needy kinsman in the land.”  Deut 15:11

Rabbi Hiyya advised his wife, “When a poor man comes to the door, be quick to give him food so that the same may be done to our children.”  She exclaimed “You are cursing our children [by suggesting that they may become beggars].”  He replied, “There is a wheel which revolves in this world.”  (Shabbat 151b)

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