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R’ Baruch’s attention was suddenly drawn to poor Yossel who had been wordlessly witnessing the back and forth.

“Ah, here we have Yossel, the victim who has suffered more than anyone and is truly a needy soul,” exclaimed the rav. “I believe the reward money to be rightfully his…”

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Yossel accepted the 500 gulden upon the rav‘s urging and invested the money in a small enterprise. He subsequently became a successful businessman, distributed charity unstintingly and was never needy again – owing in no small part to the righteous woman at his side.

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