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Neither would be a "bigger mitzvah" as you are calling it. One would be a mitzvah and that would be the rich man who gives $1000 and the poor man who gives away such a llarge amount of money would be taking away needed money from his family. There is a limit on how much of one's earnings one is permitted to give away especially if doing so will end up having ...


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On the contrary, the penultimate Mishnah in Chapter 5 of Pirqe'i Avot states (my translation): בן הא הא אומר, לפום צערא אגרא Ben He He says, 'According to the pain is the reward' Since each marginal dollar from the poor man is a higher percentage of his income, he receives greater reward for nevertheless choosing to give to others beyond the ...


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On the contrary, intentions are what matter. A poor person doing everything he can is treated just the same by God as a rich person doing everything he can. We can learn this from the classic statement אחד המרבה ואחד הממעית - ובלבד שיכוון ליבו לשמים (Whether one gives a lot or a little, the important thing is his intent). The source is about size of the ...


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Based on clarification of OP's question found in comments: The source for this quote is the Gemara Bava Metsia 59a: לעולם יהא אדם זהיר בכבוד אשתו, שאין ברכה מצויה בתוך ביתו של אדם אלא בשביל אשתו, שנאמר ולאברם הטיב בעבורה. והיינו דאמר להו רבא לבני מחוזא: אוקירו לנשייכו כי היכי דתתעתרו A person should always be careful regarding the honor of his wife, ...



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