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It happened that a certain poor woman brought a handful of flour to the Temple as an offering, and the priest looked at it with contempt, and said: "What is this to bring as an offering? What is there in this to eat?"

Then that priest was rebuked in a vision, and it was shown him that her offering was more acceptable to God than the sacrifices of the wealthy. The divine voice said to him: "Thou shalt not look with contempt upon her. It is as if she had offered her own life."

Vayikra Rabbah, Chap. III.

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