Beit HaParvah – what is this? Why is it called this, when Parvah seems to have been a sorcerer? How would a chamber of the Beit HaMikdash be named after a sorcerer?! And isn’t this term anachronistic to begin with? Also, dedicating of one’s own goods to the Temple – or that tunic that his mother made! A few different examples of this are introduced. Plus, various stories of functioning through poverty… And the famous story of Hillel, frozen in his spying…. The context of which is key, to note his great self-sacrifice for the sake of Torah. Which brings us to the point that poor or wealthy, or even wicked (!), there’s no excuse to neglect Torah learning.
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