Baba Batra 11a

A story is told of Binyamin HaTzaddik who was the supervisor of the community’s tzedakah funds. Once, when food was scarce, a woman came to him and said, Rabbi, feed me! He replied I swear there is nothing in the tzedakah fund. She said, If you do not feed me, a woman and her 7 children will die. So he fed them from his own money.

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