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Selling Snake Oil for Charity

17 Shevat 5773 – January 27, 2013
Taking advantage of desperate people by getting them to part with their money in exchange for segulot is not what I believe God intended for us as a holy nation.

When Giving Charity Enables Bad Habits

6 Shevat 5773 – January 17, 2013
Sometimes, you need to be the recipient of your own tzedakah because the bottom line is that you are the only person who can really help yourself.

A Haredi Role Model

8 Tevet 5773 – December 20, 2012
A Haredi organization helps Haredim be brought up to speed to meet the challenges of the modern work place.

The Best Way to Use Your Money to Help Others

6 Tevet 5773 – December 19, 2012
If you are thinking of making a significant donation to a particular organization, consider employing the services of a family office to oversee the donation.

An End-of-Year Call to Action

6 Tevet 5773 – December 18, 2012
The Malki Foundation's goal is to make home-care a real option for families of disabled children.

Creative Thieves

7 Kislev 5773 – November 20, 2012
The Palestinians actually stole a street pole (charity boxes included) to fire at Israel.

Three Ways That Your Pension May be Spent Before It Enters...

17 Heshvan 5773 – November 2, 2012
When saving for retirement, you may feel secure because you’re putting aside earnings into a pension plan. However, what you may not realize is that some of that money is going to be spent even before it reaches your bank account.

Rav Chaim Tzanzer

4 Heshvan 5773 – October 19, 2012
From the remarkable beis midrash in the town of Brodi came forth a dazzling number of Talmudic chachamim, many of whom went forth to greatness. The most famous was the great Nodah B’Yehuda, Rav Yechezkel Landau, who was the rav of the Diaspora during his lifetime. But there were other towering scholars who were members of the famous beis midrash. One of them, a giant in his time, was Rav Chaim Tzanzer.

Rabbi who Sold Phony Holocaust Torahs Gets Four Years in Jail

27 Tishri 5773 – October 12, 2012
A rabbi who called himself the “Jewish Indiana Jones” was sentenced on Thursday to four-plus years in jail for attempting to sell Torah scrolls...

Not The Correct Charity

24 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
The Gaon, Reb Nachum devoted all his time, day and night, to collecting money for charity and helping the poor. The vast majority of the people thought so highly of Reb Nachum that they would deduct a fixed amount of their income every week and give it to him to distribute it to the poor. But there was always the exception, some people just tried to avoid contributing.

Woman Says Tzedaka Dollar Saved her Life in Bus Crash

15 Av 5772 – August 3, 2012
Eliana Siegal says she believes she survived unharmed a bus crash yesterday, Thursday, on Interstate 55, because her father gave her a dollar to give to charity, a Jewish tradition that she said helped protect her en route. The 64-passenger bus she was sitting in blew a tire and skidded until it smashed into a concrete pillar of an overpass, resulting in many injuries and one death.

The Cow

2 Tammuz 5772 – June 21, 2012
Rav Chaim Soloveichik, the Torah luminary of the city of Brisk, was a legendary figure when it came to charity and good deeds.

Money? I’m Giving it Away!

22 Iyyar 5772 – May 14, 2012
Years ago, I was taught by secular Jewish friend that giving away money was disrespectful to money. It devalued money to give it away. And, for years, I agreed. Until I tried it.

Spare Change Can Spare A Life

14 Nisan 5772 – April 5, 2012
It is said that giving charity can save one from death. We also believe that there is no such thing as a “coincidence.”

Hadassa Dubrofsky: A True Role Model

25 Shevat 5772 – February 17, 2012
Hadassa Dubrofsky, a lovely twelve-year old girl from Toronto, Canada decided to forgo bat-mitzvah presents and replace them with something even more meaningful and exciting – an act of chesed (charitable kindness).

Probation to Policeman who Stole from Tzadakah Boxes

15 Shevat 5772 – February 8, 2012
Border Policeman was caught on camera stealing from a shul pushkah.

Interview With Gittela Welcher

5 Heshvan 5772 – November 2, 2011
As any graduate student can attest, time is limited. In between writing papers, doing readings for classes, attending seminars, and spending time with family, it’s often difficult to have time for other activities.

Should My Spouse Tell Me Every Time He Does Something Nice...

Question: My husband is always telling me the wonderful things he’s done to make me happy. If he makes the bed, makes calls on my behalf, works hard in the office, I hear about it. The other day he had to take care of a health insurance issue and he made sure to tell me that it took over two hours and three phone calls, in case I thought it went smoothly. I don’t constantly tally up what I do for him and I find it childish that he does. My friends tell me that their husbands don’t do this – so, why does mine?

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