Rabbi Pinchas Reizeh's (d. 1825), chassid, affluent businessman, and owner in residence of the largest mansion in the town of Shklov, once said:

"Why does Pinchas need a mansion? Believe me, as many bricks as their are in this mammoth thing, so many tears have I shed over the fact that I own it. But when the town elders convene to discuss the affairs of the community, where is the meeting held if not in Pinchas' mansion? And if the meeting is in Pinchas' mansion, does not Pinchas have a say? And if Pinchas has a say, and this does something to alleviate the careworn lot of Moshe the Schoolteacher, it's worth it..."