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Parshat Re’eh - How You Can Give to G-d
If G-d is perfect in every way, how can we give Him anything? He already has everything. And yet the Torah in many places speaks of 'giving' to G-d. Rabbi Sinclair offers a solution to this conundrum
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Why Are There Poor People?
Why did G-d make it that there are poor people and we need to help them? He could make it that they needn’t be poor?
Prayers for Selling a House
A unique prayer from Rabbi Eliyahu Dushnitzer, for selling a house or apartment easily to the appropriate buyer
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein Addresses the UN General Assembly - Watch
Rabbi Goldstein's message to the Nations of the World: "All of you here have been given the opportunity by G-d to make a difference to the world. Consider applying the seven Noahide Laws, which are the bedrock of every civilization". "Do acts of kindness", "Everybody should have a charity box in his home and every morning think about helping others"
Success Comes from Giving Charity - Sol Werdiger
Sol Werdiger explains why being charitable is essential for being successful in business. Delivered at Olami Professional Circles
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Giving Tzedakah to Non-Jews
Question: I live a city where we are blessed to have many Aniyim, poor people coming around during Tefilla to collet money. The was one Ani wo seemed a little different but I gave him Tzedakah every day anyway. One day it came to light that he isn’t Jewish he just knows that Jews give charity (MI K’Amcha Yisrael) so eh puts on a Kippah and collects. Is it permitted to give to him if nothing else but for a Kiddush Hashem?
Extra Oil from the Menorah
Dear Rabbi I ask what I should do with the candles that have already been lit and used for the Mitzvah of Chanukah--they are the gel oil filled candles and there is still some gel oil in them, Do I dispose of these cups or save them or the ganeeza since they are holy and have been used for a Mitzvah? Thank you Rabbi for your help and kindness in answering my shaila Thank you so much and Chanukah Sameach Today is the Yartzeit of my beloved father What should one do if Yartzeit for my father is on Rosh Chodesh and also Chanukah? Should one do Melava Malka after Shabbos, meal on Rosh Chodesh? These are festive and I don't know if appropriate for the Yartzeit of my father. His Yartzeit is today, Teves 1 and I am remembering him, will learn more and giving charity on his behalf.
Can repentance cancel one’s fate?
We know that everything is determined before a person is born in the world. If so, can a person change whatever was decreed upon him in advance during Elul and the Ten Days of Repentance? How does that happen?
How to prepare for the New Year
I had a very challenging past year and I know that if I want a good year I have to do something but I’m not sure what. Please tell me
Why focus on repentance only during Elul and the Ten Days of Repentance?
I’m bothered by something that I see repeating itself every year. The month of Elul comes and especially the Ten Days of Repentance and everyone tries to be “big tzaddikim”, getting up early to pray and saying Selichot, learn Torah scrupulously, give a lot of charity, and in general trying to become a better Jew (me too), but what happens during the rest of the year? Of what use is “repenting” for 40 days if there is no continuation to my improvements during the rest of the year? Why can’t we continue being good for the rest of the year too?
too late for kids observance
dear rabbi, I am requesting a little advice in the jewish spiritual mode. I have a desire for something I can no longer have. while I know one cannot wish for what they do not have, while best to be thankful for what one does have, I remain with some discomfort and wondered if you can add some words of wisdom. I was raised reform with some conservative overtones. We kept kosher in the house unless having pepperoni on paper plates, and my mother lit the candles silently each week. we went to the type of hebrew school where little was learned and presented in our synagogue only twice a year and went to reform jewish camp for 8 weeks each summer. the only place we were permitted to travel outside of the country in college was to Israel so I did. and then I married a reform man who does not teach our children much, and raised my kids for the most part the exact same way. until one day I discovered there was so much more I do not know. so many customs and deeds I never learned. shabbat guests, giving to charity, the concept of mitzvot, etc. I only learned this in the past five years. but my family remains reform. my husband and son live on the golf course most days. my 17 year old son plays hockey, golf, basketball and snowboards, he takes honors and AP class, and works part time. my other son is in college living his dream making videos and flying drones. Everybody seems to have found their nitch and they seem generally happy with it. but nobody really cares much about being jewish. nobody has a relationship with hashem or studies or has any remote interest. It is not their fault, I married someone who was not interested and I also showed little interest at the time. I had to step back from pushing my new found views on my family so I could remember that they have beliefs as well. I have been told to just live my life and practice in a way that works for me and they will see this and make their own choices. but if only I had started to learn earlier, I could have given my kids jewish ideals. I feel guilty for not doing this. I feel fake sometimes talking about non holy, torah or shabbat. my son will actually avoid the challah on Friday to make his point that he has his own ideals. I suppose they take after me in this independent way. I want to give my kids more of a jewish life, but they are in college and on their way and I feel I have lost that chance. I also feel regret for not bringing my children up with jewish life and jewish school, but I cannot go back. how can I be the mother I want and give my kids a jewish life when it is too to give them the upbringing of torah?
Giving Charity with a Smile
The reason that people tend to find it difficult to give charity with a smile is because there are so many requests for help and the giver feels he’s doing the recipient a favor, when in fact this is not a favor, nor a custom nor a nice idea – it’s a full-blown Torah mitzvah
Can I cancel a standing bank order to a charity that may not be Bona Fide?
Two weeks ago someone called me to ask if I could make challah in my home. They asked me to personally contribute to them. I felt uncomfortable and I agreed to make a monthly donation over the next two years by bank order. My father asked me to check out whom I contributed to and I saw there were no well known rabbis with recommendations behind them. Can I cancel the bank order and give the amount to a reliable and familiar place, or will heaven look at it as improper? Thank you very much.
For the past three years I have been working in a regular job. I'm single, and my parents are not in a financial position to help me with my wedding (and certainly not to buy an apartment), so most of my salary I have been saving without giving a tenth to charity (a few times I contributed to various organizations). I want to know if I am obligated to set aside this amount for charity, or is the fact that I’m saving this money for the wedding considered that I am setting aside money to help my parents? And if from now on, I will be obligated to set aside the money for charity, will I have to set aside money retroactively for the years that I didn’t set aside money? I would appreciate an answer very soon! Thank you very much!
Let Me Tell You Something about Chabad
“Charity is something they do daily and they don’t post it on Facebook”