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Charity Begins at Home
Salomon Says

Charity Begins at Home

Doesn't it?

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Published: May 24, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 41

(41) Anonymous, June 1, 2008 3:21 PM

Great question... I do not believe in exclusivity.

However, I believe there is a balance - health needs come first, then education, and of course Jewish causes are important. Who can tell anyone what to do with their money? If a Jew does not feel compelled to give to his/her fellow Jews, who are we to judge? It does offer a wonderful point for reflection for those of us who may not have $100 million to give away, but if we did, who would we give to?

(40) Bobbie Walker, May 30, 2008 3:04 PM

Like you said, "Charity begins at home"--wherever that is.

Personally I question the validity of giving to comparative strangers when those . Shalom

(39) ADELE ARONSON, May 29, 2008 8:12 PM

IF YOU ARE A SPIRITUAL JEWISH PERSON AND ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE FUNDS, JEWISH CAUSES IS THE FIRST PLACE TO GIVE YOUR DISCRETIONARY DOLLARS. AFTER THAT, YOU SHOULD GIVE TO VARIOUS CAUSES NEAR AND DEAR TO YOU. REMEMBER, IF WE DON''T HELP EACH OTHER, WHO WILL?

(38) Ziva Kramer, May 28, 2008 5:57 PM

without a doubt

It is our obligation to assist our brothers first!

(37) Menahem, May 28, 2008 2:13 PM

The best thing he could do with his money

I see so many orphans and so many people in desperation because of--HaShem save us--terminal illness. I see here in the Holy Land how the government is trying to dry up all settlement activity here in Eretz Israel. Tell me all the Mr. Bigshots who gives all the money to a public library and the like: you really can''t find a better thing to do with those dollars? If you can''t, get in touch with me or any Jew with a Jewish heart-- and start bringing comfort to where it really is needed.

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