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Rabbi Dovid Genish

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

Taking Precautions

Should one take precautions when hearing gossip, in case the information is true? Is it permissible to accept gossip if it is well-known amongst the public?

Checking Eligibility to Receive Charity

Who is eligible to receive charity? If a person is in need of food or clothing immediately, no checking is necessary before giving him charity, but in any other situation we are required to check the eligibility of the recipient before giving him