Some people are better at doing business than others and some people are better at studying than others and some people are better at being religious than others. Different people have different abilities (and disabilities) than others. As long as Jews are able to help each other with their abilities such as Rav Idi being able to donate some of his business money to support the yeshiva where he would like to study but can't because of business restraints, then his contribution is tzedaka to help materially support the yeshiva students to keep studying while the yeshiva students bring spiritual support . This is a mitzvah too like studying Torah and some are able to do this to help others. Remember the different abilities and contributions from all the people of Israel that went into building the Holy Temples? Religion should be a united cooperative community where everyone contributes their thing.
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from the article: The 'High Holiday Jew' phenomenon