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On the next page of the same tract it is said, "For one prutah
given as alms to a poor man one is made partaker of the beatific
vision." (See also Midrash Tillim on Ps. xvii. 15.)

The prutah was the smallest coin then current. It is estimated
to have been equal to about one-twentieth of an English penny.
In some quarters of Poland the Jews have small thin bits of
brass, with the Hebrew word prutah impressed upon them, for the
uses in charity on the part of those among them that cannot
afford to give a kreutzer to a poor man. The poor, when they
have collected a number of these, change them into larger coin
at the almoner's appointed by the congregation. Thus even the
poor are enabled to give alms to the poor. (See my "Genesis," p.
277, No. 31.)

Rabbi Yochanan said eleven sorts of spices were mentioned to Moses on
Sinai. Rav Hunna asked, "What Scripture text proves this?" (Exod. xxx.
34), "Take unto thee sweet spices" (the plural implying two), "stacte,
myrrh, and galbanum" (these three thus making up five), "sweet spices"
(the repetition doubling the five into ten), "with pure frankincense"
(which makes up eleven).

THE TALMUD, _Kerithoth_, fol. 6, col. 2.



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