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Chessed; Acts of Kindness

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Tzedakah and the Month of Elul The commandmentSee Rambam, Sefer HaMitzvos , positive command 195; Chinuch , Mitzvah 478, 479. to give tzedakah (charity) is included in the Torah portion of Re’eh, where the verse states:Devarim 15:7ff. “Should there be amo...
B.H. 13th of Nissan, 5723 Brooklyn, N.Y. [April 7, 1963] Sholom uBrocho: I received your letters, in addition to the Gruss through Rabbi Shmuel Lew. I wish you and all yours a kosher and joyous Pesach, and may the Zeman Cheiruseinu bring you and all our p...
Sometimes it is reversed, namely, G-d extends His “credit” first, increasing the turnover of business and a proportionate increase in profits, expecting confidently that the “asseir” [wealth] will follow in a commensurate measure...
B.H. 27th of Shevat, 5723 Brooklyn, N.Y. [February 21, 1963] Sholom uBrocho: I have received your two letters, in which you write about your private and public affairs. With regard to a loan, I am trying, though so far it has not yet materialized. However...
By the Grace of G-d In the Days of Chanukah, 5721 Brooklyn, N.Y. [December, 1960] Greeting and Blessing: I received your recent letters and for various reasons my reply was unavoidably delayed. With regard to the question in which you are apparently most ...
abraham By the Grace of G-d 17th of Shevat, 5720 Brooklyn, N.Y. [February 15, 1960] Sholom uBrocho: This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter of February 7th. In the meantime you will have received my regards through Rabbi B. Shemtov, as also of the Y...
By the Grace of G-d 12th of Sivan, 5717 Brooklyn, N.Y. [June 11, 1957] Greeting and Blessing: I received your letter of May 30th, and I was pleased to read in it that you so quickly saw the fulfillment of G-d’s promise, “Test me now herewith, saith our G-...
Letter No. 145:
This letter was sent to Mr. Arye Yaakov Lehmann, a patron of charitable causes. B”H, Wednesday, 20 Adar, 5704, Brooklyn Greetings and blessings, Enclosed within is a copy of the text Kuntreis Chai Elul which we have recently published. We received your ge...
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