I've always wondered if there was a minimum standard of living mandated by the Torah. If there is, what is it? And if not, how does the Torah relate to this matter? Is it according to the individual's emotional/mental needs or is it universal?

In other words, what's the ideal level of material comfort the Torah requires or endorses? If there is such a thing.

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    sefaria.org/… – Heshy Nov 12 at 19:30
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    he.wikisource.org/wiki/… – Loewian Nov 12 at 22:25
  • @Heshy Those mishnayot can be interpreted as essentially determining ‘how much a person needs to get on his feet’. They’re certainly not commenting on lifestyle. – Oliver Nov 13 at 4:24
  • @Loewian Proof for an ordinary person of the modern world from the (relatively late) chapter in Avot devoted to ‘kinyan Torah’ is arguable, IMO. – Oliver Nov 13 at 4:31

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