Poverty Will Not Cease

Shavua Tov. The Mishna states that there is no difference between this world and the next , except for שעבוד מלכיות.

This means, as confirmed by the Rambam, that עולם הבא will be a peaceful time when we not live in fear of anyone. Otherwise, life will continue as it is on a practical level. There will be much more Kedusha, but we will live in a similar way as we do now.

This is learned from today’s Parsha when it says כי לא יחדל אביון בקרב הארץ, that poverty will never cease from the land. “Never cease” would seem to include עולם הבא as well. Hence, no difference between this world and the next.