Hacham Yosef Kapach


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A few quotes from the Rabbi on 'Tzedakah and Healing'
in which he recounts the amendment to support street cleaners during the periods when they have no income.

The town's founding fathers long ago amended that whenever a bull, sheep or goat is slaughtered in town and its flesh is publicly sold by butchers, the fat and skin are to be appropriated by the public treasury for the needy, and butchers have no right to them… This fund was also designated for shrouds and other burial needs for the poor. And during the rainy season, they would take funds to support the street cleaners who cannot, during this period, earn a livelihood from their profession.

Halichot Teiman, Chapter on Israel Yishayahu, pp. 146 – 147, Ben Zvi Institute Press, Jerusalem, 2002
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