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Where is a young couple to turn when they can’t afford their Passover expenses? Mrs. Esther Mentz tells a heartwarming story of kindness and sensitivity (in the year 1957).
Jewish Federations play a valiant role in the collection of funds for Jewish causes worldwide. With this comes the enormous responsibility of allocating the funds appropriately.
We live in a time when many Jews – due to no fault of their own – are not aware of Judaism. Therefore, a campaign was launched to ensure that every Jewish home should have a charity box. In this way, even a person uneducated in Judaism who encounters this unfamiliar object will ask what it is about. This will lead him to discover the commandment of charity, which, in turn, will lead him to fulfill many more Mitzvos.
True Charity
Almost a year had passed since the Rebbe had assured Reb Gimpel Orimland that he’d return to 770 and be able to give many times more than his previous pledge to charity. Several weeks before his return to 770, however, the fulfillment of the Rebbe’s blessing was yet to be seen. (Late 1960s)
Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch, the Rebbe Maharash, would travel extensively throughout Europe and the Russian Empire to advocate for his fellow Jews in Russian lands.
A special collage featuring unique scenes of the Rebbe distributing charity.
“To the poor person it makes no difference where the money comes from. The main thing is that he receives it.”
Rabbi Dovid Shochet recalls a most amazing story that took place following a lecture he had given to students in Buffalo, New York. During his talk, he related a story which took place with a miser who was later revealed to be the secret benefactor of his entire town. After concluding his speech, Rabbi Shochet was approached by a young priest in the audience. Little did he know the impact of the story he had told. (1960's)
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Tithes to Riches
Ami Pykovski recalls introducing designer Maurice Sasson to the Rebbe. Despite a successful career in the clothing business, Sasson was not seeing the returns from his work and turned to the Rebbe for help. (1990)
The Essence of Poverty
Parshat Re’eh
Judaism teaches us to be optimistic and positive, to highlight what we have rather than what is lacking. But here’s one time when this attitude is absolutely destructive.
A short insight on parshat Terumah
What is the right way to give and to receive charity?
A 90 second insight on the High Holidays period
Three easy steps to be a better Jew on the High Holidays.
Maimonides’ 8 levels of charity.
The four types of people in giving charity described in Ethics of Our Fathers.
Something Spiritual on Parshat Terumah
A powerful insight on the nature of giving charity can be gleaned from the language the Torah employs regarding the contributions for the mishkan (G-d’s sanctuary).
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Do Not Steal
The Eighth Commandment
"You shall not steal."
Election 2012: A Jewish Perspective
Modern governments use their authority to tax their constituents and pay for public works and social services. How did Jewish communities understand their roles in furthering the welfare of the people? What is the Torah view on how a society can express compassion while also teaching individual responsibility?
Itche and Jono help two eccentric sisters give tzedakah. Hilarity ensues.
Why we give charity before we pray, why we refrain from eating certain foods, and how saying blessings promotes the attitude of gratitude.
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