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Discover myriad layers of significance to the mitzvah of tzedakah, which is so much more that simple charity.

The Secret to Becoming Rich

The Secret to Becoming Rich

The Mitzvah of Tzedakah


The Secret to Becoming Rich: The Mitzvah of Tzedakah

Discover myriad layers of significance to the mitzvah of tzedakah, which is so much more that simple charity.
Charity, The First Tithe
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This class is dedicated in honor of the Bat-Mitzvah of Rebbeca Roth (9 Cheshvon 5774)

Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin is the official Chabad emissary to downtown Brooklyn, rabbi of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights, New York and Dean of Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy. He is the author of the books “Thank You God for Making Me a Woman", "Letters of Light", "By Divine Design", and "Guardian of Israel", and the co-author of "The Rabbi & The CEO".
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Salah Eddine Belgium September 23, 2017


I am also a muslim, Were can i find it in the Thora?

Thank you Reply

Devren San Jose July 8, 2017

what if you are giving and giving. giving the tithe as well. but you are still lacking in the income department. Thank You HaShem for lack of income. Reply

Anonymous April 12, 2017

Love it! I am a Muslim and I conform with every word you say, Rabbi. We even use same terms, we call it "Sadaqa" which is a type of charity. It is nonobligatory, limitless, and everybody can offer it. On the other hand, "Zakat" is an obligatory charity for wealthy and it is an annual 2.5% of the assets. We believe that both Sadaqa and zakat bring blessing to money, purify it, and multiplicate it many folds. The term "lending Allah" was also precisely mentioned in Quran! I just wonder how many beautiful things we do share, not only core beliefs but also their exact terms! Thank you, Rabbi! May God bless you! Reply

Marieanne Queensland Australia January 26, 2017

Tzedeka Thank you. I too am not Jewish (although somewhere in my ancestors there are Jewish women) but love the Jewish people and their land. I have not had a clear understanding of Tzedeka but now have practical understanding. Thank you. Reply

Anonymous Queens April 6, 2016

Inspiring, as always! And, as always, your talks generate questions. I wonder: If a professional agrees to perform services for a lesser fee than normal for clients who are not able to pay the normal fee when the services are urgently required for the benefit of the person and/or the person's family, does the difference between the normal fee and the reduced fee amount act as all to reduce what the professional must pay for the minimum amount of tzedaka?(Let's imagine the professional works by and supports himself with no other source of income - no spouse or parents - nothing much to liquidate, etc. In other words, the reduction of fee is truly 'felt' by the professional each and every time. Let's also imagine that if the professional had not been busy with the work involved here, he might have sooner tried to mount a different or second business or go into different area of same profession.) Any thoughts or direction where to read would be appreciated, if you have time. Thank you. Shalom Reply

Rachell Nugent September 10, 2015

This is one of the most important thing in my life that I can clearly say, I have a burning passion for. I use to be picked at for giving. Sometimes I didn't understand why I had to give. I literally would be so sad if I did not give. I was not born or raised in a Jewish home, but I have been so curious and in love with Jews. I won't go on and on but thank you for this segment. Reply

Daniel Eichenber November 20, 2014

As always, thank you Rav Raskin. Slow and clear presentation with such encouraging thoughts, examples and guides how to be and do as a Jew in the daily world. May our Tfila and Tzdaka protect all of Israel and comfort the families of the five people massacred in the Beit Hacaneset in Yerushalaim. Reply

Joanna London October 29, 2014

Thank you so much. Thank you Reply

Yitschak ben Yesrael Irvine, CA October 28, 2014

Giving up hope. I have been unemployed for over 18 months now. I have almost no savings and far more debt. I give charity whenever I can as I live off the generous donations from my family. My parents, family and friends are too running out of money to help me. I never saw any reward for giving Tsedakah, however when I see someone in need I am always compelled to give something. If things keep up this way I will be homeless in a few months. Please pray for me.

I am a convert to Judaism. I am far from perfect but I try my best. I wonder if Hashem loves me. I am about to give up. Reply

Rabbi Aaron l. Raskin Bklyn hts July 11, 2014

Young mother Check your Mezuzas and husband's tefillin.
Put a coin into charity daily.
Say psalms 113 and 114.

Trust in Hashem .
May we hear good news very soon.

Send me your Hebrew name and mothers so we
Can pray for you at Ohel. Reply

Anonymous July 11, 2014

Thank you for this lecture.

It calms me down, gives me courage and makes me analyse my relation with Hashem.

- A young struggling mother with intense financial insecurities Reply

A. Raskin Bklyn hts June 13, 2014

10% Amen Reply

Sab UK June 13, 2014

Tzedeka This is a profoundly important and beautiful message.

I will try giving my 10% with sincerity. May Hashem give me the desire to give with love than ever grudgefully.
Thank you so much. Reply

Rabbi Raskin Bklyn NY November 1, 2013

Tzedeka May you give more and more and be blessed
With infinite wealth Reply

Jonathan Sam Perlin Brazil November 1, 2013

Thank You Thank you Rabbi for this great lecture. Reply

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