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The last place to cut back is with your charity dollars.


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Visitor Comments: 11

(11) Miryam, January 19, 2010 8:25 PM

Shalom Lori

Hi Lori- Will you be teaching anytime in Jerusalem in the next 6 months? My husband and I met you at the Ben Gurion airport this summer when you were meeting your women's group. I also waved to you when you were on the roof of Aish for dinner with your group and we were on the roof of Isralight. Kol Tuv- Miryam

(10) anon, January 19, 2010 8:03 PM

It's true!!

As a kollel couple on a very tight budget, my husband & I were discussing one night that if we give all the maaser we should, that we might not be able to cover our expenses. I said "no, Hashem promises to take care of us" & we went ahead & gave. That month I got an 800 shekel (about $215) anual bonus (which goes very far on our budget), plus $700 for helping to arrange a shidduch! See Hashem takes care!!!!!!!!! p.s. these types of stories happen all the time if you keep your eyes open.

(9) Graciela, January 19, 2010 4:00 PM

the pleasure of giving

When my first child was coming up for Bar Mitzva everyone at our sinagogue had "themes" basebal, hollywood, etc I suggested to my husband that instead of balloon and flowers to decorate the tables at our luncheons, we decorate with baskets for the food bank. We did it and it was such a success that a lot of our congregants follow suit. I was happy with my childs efforts for a job well done, but more because as a family we understood the meaning of the word Mitzva

(8) Anonymous, January 19, 2010 3:16 PM

We are making less, but giving more.

I gave each of my 3 children $100 to spend at Costco. They knew they needed to shop wisely. We paid for the food and drove straight over to the Kosher Food Bank and unloaded what they had purchased. I could see in their faces how proud they were. They saw the empty shelves in the food bank, and realized that what they did will make a difference. They are asking to do this again, and we will. I encourage all to do the same.

(7) Guy Sutton, January 19, 2010 2:48 PM

So true

Right on target Lori..... I gave to the Temple, a little extra to help out at Chanukah, but now look at Haiti, and the rest of the USA, more more more, we do need to help out more..... It is written and we all know the importance of tzedakah, give more, even the $5.00/$20.00, it WILL add up.... Great story Lori, I look forward to hearing from you all the time, and post almost everything to Facebook, you are awesome. Shalom, Guy

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