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Justice through Charity

Pesach Sheini, 5747 • May 13, 1987

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Justice through Charity: Pesach Sheini, 5747 • May 13, 1987

Torah juxtaposes the laws of the Festivals with the laws of charity to teach a lesson: Don’t think that when a Festival ends, the obligation to bring joy to the needy ends with it. Charity is a constant Mitzvah, and it must always be done with renewed enthusiasm.
Lubavitcher Rebbe
Justice through Charity
Pesach Sheini, 5747 • May 13, 1987
Disc 35, Program 138

Event Date: 14 Iyar 5747 - May 13, 1987

Torah juxtaposes the laws of the Festivals with the laws of charity to teach a lesson: Don’t think that when a Festival ends, the obligation to bring joy to the needy ends with it. Charity is a constant Mitzvah, and it must always be done with renewed enthusiasm.

Our Forefather, Abraham, teaches us how much one must actually give: He would make an accounting of what he “deserved” of his possessions – what he absolutely needed, and he donated everything else to provide for others’ needs.

It is appropriate to publicize someone who excels in a Mitzvah, because it inspires others to follow his example. Especially when it comes to philanthropy, one must not let concerns of “modesty” stand in the way of giving. Participate in public causes and appeals, inspire others to contribute as well, and if you wish, you can be modest and give even more on the side!

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