Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Moving Message from Jew in the City

1 comment:

Mordechai Y. Scher said...

Of course she's right. A very important insight.

Yet, doesn't the halacha recognize the real psychological condition of people in hard times? How about the halachic notion that when a wealthy person becomes poor, we would ideally support them more in a manner like their former style? This recognizes that people take a big psychological hit when they become poor; and it is part of the hesed to try and address that, too.

Of course, were they to learn the lesson in the video and internalize it; then they wouldn't suffer quite so much and the same compensation/consideration wouldn't be needed.