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Today, many have achieved extraordinary material success unimaginable in times prior and have generously shared their gifts to help those in need. What compels them to distribute so much of their personal income? What causes people -- of any level of affluence -- to give away their hard-earned money?

Vayeira: Your Royal Kindness

Vayeira: Your Royal Kindness

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Vayeira: Your Royal Kindness

Today, many have achieved extraordinary material success unimaginable in times prior and have generously shared their gifts to help those in need. What compels them to distribute so much of their personal income? What causes people -- of any level of affluence -- to give away their hard-earned money?
Parshah, Charity, Vayeira

We live in a time when many have achieved extraordinary material success, accumulating wealth and riches unimaginable in times prior. These wealthy individuals and corporations have shared their gifts and helped millions who are in need.

Yet, what is it that motivates these people to commit acts of radical generosity? What compels the richest in our society to distribute so much of their personal income?

What is it that causes people — of any level of affluence — to give away their hard-earned money?

Grab your purse and check out this week's ParshahCast, you'll discover what giving is really all about!

Rabbi Benny Rapoport is director of Chabad's Jewish Discovery Center in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He has lived in the Scranton/Abington area with his wife and family since the fall of 2000.
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