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If the owner of the money self-identifies with the money this is evil for him and for the world. If the owner of the money understands the constructive value of money and uses it thus this is good for him and for the world. Pen oresh ve'ganavti, pen esba ve'kachashti. Not having money at all can totally destroy a person's personality in the concessions ...


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Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 5, 12: יֵ֚שׁ רָעָ֣ה חוֹלָ֔ה רָאִ֖יתִי תַּ֣חַת הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ עֹ֛שֶׁר שָׁמ֥וּר לִבְעָלָ֖יו לְרָעָתֽוֹ׃ ‏ There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept by the owner thereof to his hurt; Avot 4, 1: איזה הוא עשיר--השמח בחלקו, שנאמר "יגיע כפיך, כי תאכל; אשריך, וטוב לך" (תהילים קכח,ב): "אשריך",...



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