Apr 232017

Once needs to keep prices controlled on basic food items in Israel.  One also cannot export them if by doing so, it will cause prices to rise in Israel (due to less supply).  One cannot leave Israel to go out of Israel unless one cannot afford to buy basic needs.  Proof is brought from the book of Ruth (Elimelech and his family leaving Israel).  As a result of this, various drashot are brought from the beginning of the book of Ruth as well as drashot on the connection between Boaz and Ivtzan – one of the judges mentioned in the book of Shoftim/Judges.  A second explanation of the sins of Elimelech and family is that they should have stayed to help pray for everyone.  Various criticisms are brought concerning situations in which the rich should be helping out the poor.

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