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Stories on Giving

Road Work
Near the park, we were forced to detour via a parallel street. At the next traffic light, the Rebbetzin said to me: “I heard a woman screaming. Can you go back and see what that was about?”
The Holy Beggars of Safed
Like any small town, Safed has a few professional beggars. None of them are drunkards, thank G-d, or homeless, G-d forbid. They just beg for a living. It’s their job, and they work hard at it. They keep regular hours, and each has his own territory.
Check Out My Room
“This,” they declared, in contrast to how most people thought a home should be furnished, “is interior decorating.”
The Home Builder
Turkish Jews often told this story to exemplify a meritorious approach to charity.